Dead Sea scrolls proves Bible's authenticity

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Dead Sea scrolls proves Bible's authenticity

Unread postby alexalonso » April 1st, 2015, 5:13 am

If the Dead Sea scrolls that were discovered represent original copies of the old testement bible in huge sections, then the Dead Sea scrolls support the Bible's authenticity, meaning that one can't argue that someone changed the contents of the bible, at least the sections that are represented in the Dead Sea scrolls.
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Re: Dead Sea scrolls proves Bible's authenticity

Unread postby silentwssj » April 4th, 2015, 1:53 pm

I hear they are about 98-99% accurate! Another interesting fact is that the books that Martin Luther tossed out which we Catholics call deuterocanonical and Protestants call Apocrypha are present in the dead sea scrolls! You are absolutely right Alex, this find validates the Bibles authenticity. I wonder what Muslims have to say about this as they claim that Christians altered the Bible?




Best Answer: The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls

In 1947 caches of ancient manuscripts were discovered in 11 caves along the cliffs of the northern end of the Dead Sea. This collection of what will probably prove to be 1,000 volumes of text when they are finally all transcribed, are known as The Dead Sea Scrolls [DSS]. Discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls, which included all books in part or whole copies of the Old Testament books, commentaries on Sacred Scripture, and secular documents relating to the community located near the caves, there were also Greek Septuagint translations which included copies of the books of the Old Testament included in Catholic Bibles today. Several copies of the Septuagint found among the Dead Sea Scrolls on leather scrolls date from the 2nd century BC to the early 1st century AD, while other earlier copies were found on fragments of papyri which date to the 2nd or early 3rd century BC. The seven deuterocanonical books which are included in Catholic Bibles but which are missing from Jewish and Protestant Bibles are included among the scrolls discovered These precious scrolls were hidden in caves near a settlement close to the Dead Sea which scholars and archaeologists refer to as "Qumran". The settlement was abandoned circa 68AD during second year of the First Jewish Revolt against the Roman Empire, which began in 66AD With the discovery of the DSS and the copies of the deuterocanonical texts found among them, a number of prominent Protestant biblical scholars have conceded that these texts should no longer be excluded from the Protestant and Jewish Old Testament canons.

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Re: Dead Sea scrolls proves Bible's authenticity

Unread postby alexalonso » December 18th, 2015, 1:24 am

there was an exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Los Angeles at the museum this year in 2015, but i never made it, I hope it is not too late.


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