25 New Dead Sea Scrolls(?) Revealed

25 published Bible manuscripts may be genuine “Dead Sea Scrolls” from some 2,000 years ago, and there are more to come. This is a great discovery if they can be authenticated, though some are concerned they could be forgeries.

The origin of these scroll fragments is unknown. They include portions of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Samuel, Ruth, Kings, Micah, Nehemiah, Jeremiah, Joel, Joshua, Judges, Proverbs, Numbers, Psalms, Ezekiel and Jonah.

See the full article about them here.

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This scroll fragment preserves parts of Leviticus 26:6-9, in which God promises to reward the people of Israel if they observe the Sabbath and obey the 10 commandments. Credit: copyright The Schøyen Collection, Oslo and London, MS 4611

These new fragments are currently owned by a couple of private collectors. One of them is Hobby Lobby owner Steve Green, who has donated them to the Museum of the Bible, opening next year in Washington D.C.

HT: Joe Lauer

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About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister in English and Spanish with the North Terrace Church of Christ and participates annually in archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke also leads tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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