posted on May, 2 2013 @ 09:54 AM
reply to post by Akragon
Bear in mind that around AD 70 and the Jewish revolt, the Romans came and pretty much laid the country of Israel/Judea into a wasteland. Gold
artifacts taken from the second temple were used to fund the construction of many things in Rome, including the Colosseum.
This went on for quite a while as Rome reconstituted the region as Palestine. During this time, ancient religious texts/scrolls were destroyed...
which accounts for the way that Dead Sea Scrolls were so carefully hidden.
The First century AD was a violent time in what we today call, The Holy Land.