posted on Mar, 6 2014 @ 09:39 AM
Wonder if the text will actually be released. We all know we can't have anything floating around that would make Christians look silly now don't we.
Why would they make Christians look silly? Those scrolls predated Christ and would affect the understanding of the Torah and the Old Testament more
than Christian belief, which is based on the New Testament primarily.
My thought is that there are many stories in these scrolls that predate what has been taught in Christianity that Christianity "stole" to use as part
of the stories in the bible. Scrolls that would have these stories in them from prior to the bible would no doubt cast a serious shadow on any
stories of a similar nature claimed by Christianity. Could be completely off though as I am no bible scholar at all.
the bible is two books in one.
old testament is the torah and other Jewish writings before Jesus, the new testament is about Jesus's time. all of Jesus disciples were jews preaching
to jews saw themselves as jews. it was paul, who was a pharisees that converted and not one of the 12 after fussing with the 11 that were left that
went to the gentiles.
it is thought that the essenes wrote the dead sea scrolls, thought to be a strict, ritualistic, ie observed certain practices jewish sect.
The Essenes (in Modern but not in Ancient Hebrew: אִסִּיִים, Isiyim; Greek: Εσσήνοι, Εσσαίοι, or Οσσαίοι, Essḗnoi,
Essaíoi, Ossaíoi) were a sect of Second Temple Judaism that flourished from the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century CE which some scholars claim
seceded from the Zadokite priests. Being much fewer in number than the Pharisees and the Sadducees (the other two major sects at the time), the
Essenes lived in various cities but congregated in communal life dedicated to asceticism (some groups practiced celibacy), voluntary poverty, and
daily immersion. Many separate but related religious groups of that era shared similar mystic, eschatological, messianic, and ascetic beliefs. These
groups are collectively referred to by various scholars as the "Essenes." Josephus records that Essenes existed in large numbers, and thousands lived
throughout Roman Judæa.
there was a pretty good documentary about them on the history channel way back before the split to history an H2 i'll see if i can find it.
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