Dead Sea Scrolls Part 5 (Why Are the Dead Sea Scrolls Important to Christians?)
This two-week presentation will begin today by reviewing how the scrolls were found, how they were acquired and what they contain. Some are copies of Bible passages that help us understand texts we already had. Some are "rewritten Bible," and commentaries that reveal how Jews interpreted the Bible. Who were the people who produced the scrolls? Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Zealots, or some other group not identified previously? We will read portions of some scrolls together and you can decide for yourself. The scrolls give us a window into the Jewish world into which Jesus made His advent.