I thought this was interesting. I was comparing translations of the Dead Sea Scrolls with a modern translation of the bible. Finding that apart from
differences in grammatical structure which is at the translators discretion, the Dead Sea Scrolls are identical to the modern bible translations.
This shows that the manuscripts used for our modern translations have not been re-written, tampered or mutilated over the years as many like to
The conspiracy nature of this thread is that many claim that men and institutions altered the texts for power, politics etc.. This is true in some
cases such as the Jehovahs Witnesses cult and their New World Translation. But as the Dead Sea Scrolls prove this is not the case with our modern
translations such as the King James, New King James, New American Standard and others.
I obtained the translations from THE GNOSTIC SOCIETY LIBRARY
I found that the most astonishing translation was the Book of Isaiah. Here is a link for an almost complete manuscript of the book Isaiah, found with
the Dead Sea Scrolls. Compare it with a modern translation.
Dead Sea Scroll, Book of Isaiah
As follows is a fragment from the book of Exodus. Following it I added the DSS translation and the modern translation.
Compare the two.
Scroll fragment of Exodus: 6:26-7:19.
This fragment is written in palaeo-Hebrew script, recently redated to c 100BCE.
Exodus 4Q22 (paleo Exodm), Column 1
2 These are that Aaron and Moses to whom
3 the Lord said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according
4 to their armies. These are they which spake to Pharoah king of Egypt to bring out the children of Israel.
5 from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron. And it came to pass on the day when the Lord spake
6 unto Moses in the Land of Egypt,
7 That the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, I am the Lord: speak thou unto Pharoah king of Egypt
8 all that I say unto thee. And Moses said before the Lord,
9 Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharoah hearken unto me?
10 And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharoah: and Aaron thy brother shall be
11 thy prophet. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto
12 Pharoah, that he send the children of Israel out of his land. And I will harden Pharoah's heart
13 and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt.
Exod 6:26-7:3 (From a modern translation NKJ)
26 These are the same Aaron and Moses to whom the LORD said, "Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies."
27 These are the ones who spoke to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt. These are the same Moses and Aaron.
28 And it came to pass, on the day the LORD spoke to Moses in the land of Egypt,
29 that the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, "I am the LORD. Speak to Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say to you."
30 But Moses said before the LORD, "Behold, I am of uncircumcised lips, and how shall Pharaoh heed me?"
1 So the LORD said to Moses: "See, I have made you as God to Pharaoh, and Aaron your brother shall be your prophet.
2 "You shall speak all that I command you. And Aaron your brother shall speak to Pharaoh, to send the children of Israel out of his land.
3 "And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply My signs and My wonders in the land of Egypt.