13 years ago
doug

Do the dead sea scrolls, confirm the accuracy of which bible gospels?

The ones of the old testament and/or new testament
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13 years ago
Anonymous
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OK, first: the Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) (mostly fragments) include Scriptures from the Old Testament, but none from the New Testament. However, there have been several DSS of Scriptures included in the Christian Old Testament that are *not* included in the Hebrew bible (for example: Tobit). Fragments of every Hebrew bible book *except* Esther have been discovered among the DSS. As for accuracy: it should be noted that *none* of the DSS have *proven* to be identical either to the Masoretic Text or to the Christian Old Testament Scriptures. (read introduction below) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea_Scrolls That's right - previous answers claiming "unchanged" are simply not true. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_sea_scrolls#Significance For example, two scrolls of Isaiah have been discovered among the DSS, one complete and another nearly so. Neither agree 100% with the Masoretic Text, and in fact they are not identical - they do not agree 100% with each other! That being said, the differences found between most of the DSS and the modern bible Scriptures are *few* and *insignificant*. So, although they do *not* support a claim of "unchanged", they *do* support a claim of "nearly identical" or "containing no significant change" in comparison to nearly all biblical Scriptures. Jim, http://www.bible-reviews.com
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13 years ago
Kosher Ninja Chick JPA
The parchments found at Qumran confirm that the Torah, the holy Jewish text, has remained unchanged for at least over 2000 years. This is not surprising, though; we are forbidden from altering the Torah by even one letter. The scrolls have no real bearing on the Xian bible. They do, though, raise questions about Xian beliefs concerning Jesus. The scrolls reference a sect led by a certain 'teacher of righteousness' who lived before Jesus but who apparently was extremely similar, to the point where some theologians now suggest that the entire story of Jesus was based on this earlier figure.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
they confirm that the version we ahve of the old testment is identical to copies which were written over 2000 years ago. The dead sea scrolls have aprts of every book of the old testement except for Esther, and also have various rabbitical writings
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13 years ago
Anonymous
They don't confirm the accuracy of any of them. What they do, at best, is show that some of the books of the Torah were finalized at dates much earlier than previously though (especially the book of Danial). On the other hand, they do undermine the Xpian doctrine somewhat, because they show that the Christ myth was based on earlier Essene traditions.
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13 years ago
Anonymous
How? Look in the real world. Decode this lyrics " Fame" When the original " Masterpiece" was long gone with time before the dead Mummy even see it in their time? Luke 19.9-10 Luke 10.24 Luke 6.39-40,41-45,46-49 What do you think?
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