Tuesday Truth- Accuracy of Dead Sea Scrolls

Tuesday Truth- Accuracy of Dead Sea Scrolls

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
— 1 Corinthians 10:31

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The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 1947 by a young boy taking care of some goats near the Dead Sea. These ancient manuscripts were written between 150 B.C. and 70 AD. In whole, they contained at least part of every book in the Old Testament (except Esther), and complete copies of the books of Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Psalms, and others. What is staggering is the ACCURACY in these manuscripts compared to the Bible we have today.

Other than small changes in the lettering and very few contextual changes, the text in the Scrolls from the 1st century B.C. is the same as our Bible today. This proves that the Old Testament we have today is a very accurate copy of the original text of the Old Testament. There has been no embellishment and no corruption. The fact that the Bible you read today is the same one written 2,000 years ago is truth that we can hold on to!