- Religion and Philosophy
The Bible Is True: Part One The Dead Sea Scrolls
Many people believe the bible is true and many people do not. However in the 20Th and the 21Th centuries, study of the bible has become more scientific as well as archaeological. Science and archaeology sometimes overlap each other so this hub will have two parts. This hub is part one and will focus on The Dead Sea Scrolls.
The Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered in 1947 northwest of the Dead Sea. What is important is that some of the Dead Sea Scrolls contain copies of many of the books that are in the bible. Isaiah, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Judges, Ezekiel, Psalms, Jubilees, Part of the book of Noah, Daniel, Numbers, Jeremiah, Job, and Ruth. Not all of the books are exact copies because part of the Dead Sea Scrolls are still being put together, but there is enough information in them that has been de-coded by scientists to know which part of the bible they match.
The most amazing part of the Dead Sea Scrolls is the "Crucified Messiah Scroll" This scroll was translated by Dr. Robert Eisenman, Professor of Middle East Religions of California State University. This scroll identified the ''Messiah'' as " The branch of David" and wrote he was pierced and wounded. The scroll also describes the "Messiah" ''the one who would suffer for the sins of his people''. This scroll also identified the ''Messiah as a '' leader of a community'' who "was" "put to death". This reference clearly points to Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus was in the bible was from the line of David and He was put to death.
The "Son of God" Scroll. This scroll refers to the Messiah as "the Son of God" and "the Son of the Most High" these are exact wording in the Gospel of Luke.
These words were written about 2,000 years ago and were hidden in caves. They were left untouched by human hands. They wrote about a Messiah from a line of David who had been put to death, for the sins of his people. A Messiah who had been crucified. The Dead Sea Scrolls do not confirm that he rose from the dead, but if Jesus had not risen, wouldn't his followers have remained in hiding? But they did not remain in hiding. They allowed themselves to be killed for continuing to follow his word. Christianity would not have become what it is today. The most wonderful thing that happened, is that Jesus Christ allowed himself to be crucified for our sins, so that we could be forgiven.
Thank God for Jesus, and thank You Jesus for allowing yourself to be crucified on a cross, for our sins, died and rose three days later alive! Thank God! Thank God! Thank God!