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Danette Hopey
Danette Hopey • 2 years ago

Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls ~ never before seen psalms attributed to King David and Joshua

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Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were hidden in jars like these, which were later found in the excavation of Qumran. This type of pottery is unknown elsewhere: since it was found in the caves where the scrolls were hidden, and in the Qumran ruins, many believe it is conclusive proof that the scrolls were written in Qumran.

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The scrolls contain previously unknown stories about biblical figures such as Enoch, Abraham, and Noah. The story of Abraham includes an explanation why God asked Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac.

One set of answers can be found from the Book of Jubilees, found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. This dates from ca. 200 BCE, about four hundred years before the Mishna. Jubilees is the oldest commentary we have on the Book of Genesis.

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    Translation from Dead Sea Scrolls: And it came to pass in the seventh week, in its first year, in the first month, in the jubilee, on the twelfth of that month, that words came in heaven concerning Abraham that he was faithful in everything which was told him and he loved the LORD and was faithful in all affliction. And Prince Mastema came and said before G-d, "Behold Abraham loves Isaac his son. and he is more pleased with him than everything. Tell him to offer him (as) a burnt offering upon the altar. And you will see whether he will do this thing. And you will know whether he is faithful in everything in which you test him."

A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a papyrus fragment in Coptic that she says contains the first known statement saying explicitly that Jesus was married. The fragment also refers to a female disciple.

More than six decades since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israel put 5,000 images of the ancient biblical artifacts online in a partnership with Google. (AP)