Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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In 1946, a young Bedouin shepherd boy stumbled upon a small cave filled with pottery jars containing old scrolls.  What he found has been noted as one of the greatest archaelogical finds in history–the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered containing early copies of various Hebrew Bible texts which match much later manuscripts and validate the accuracy of the current texts upon which our Old Testament is based.

Over 972 scrolls were found in this process.  On a visit to the site in 2007, I was amazed at the remote desert location but came to understand how the scrolls could have survived all those centuries due to the dry climate and sandy, rocky landscape surrounding the caves.