The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in eleven caves along the northwest shore of the Dead Sea between the years 1947 and 1956. The area is 13 miles east of Jerusalem and is 1300 feet below sea level. The mostly fragmented texts, are numbered according to the cave that they came out of. They have been called the greatest manuscript discovery of modern times. See a Dead Sea Scroll Jar.

Only Caves 1 and 11 have produced relatively intact manuscripts. Discovered in 1952, Cave 4 produced the largest find. About 15,000 fragments from more than 500 manuscripts were found. In all, scholars have identified the remains of about 825 to 870 separate scrolls.

The Scrolls can be divided into two categories—biblical and non-biblical. Fragments of every book of the Hebrew canon (Old Testament) have been discovered except for the book of Esther. There are now identified among the scrolls, 19 copies of the Book of Isaiah, 25 copies of Deuteronomy and 30 copies of the Psalms .

Prophecies by Ezekiel, Jeremiah and Daniel not found in the Bible are written in the Scrolls. The Isaiah Scroll, found relatively intact, is 1000 years older than any previously known copy of Isaiah. In fact, the scrolls are the oldest group of Old Testament manuscripts ever found.

In the Scrolls are found never before seen psalms attributed to King David and Joshua. The Scrolls are for the most part, written in Hebrew, but there are many written in Aramaic. Aramaic was the common language of the Jews of Palestine for the last two centuries B.C. and of the first two centuries A.D.

Near the caves are the ancient ruins of Qumran. They were excavated in the early 1950's and appear to be connected with the scrolls. The Dead Sea Scrolls were most likely written by the Essenes during the period from about 200 B.C. to 68 C.E./A.D. The Essenes are mentioned by Josephus and in a few other sources, but not in the New testament. The Essenes were a strict Torah observant, Messianic, apocalyptic, baptist, wilderness, new covenant Jewish sect.

The enemies of the Qumran community were called the "Sons of Darkness"; they called themselves the "Sons of Light," "the poor," and members of "the Way." They thought of themselves as "the holy ones," who lived in "the house of holiness," because "the Holy Spirit" dwelt with them.

Although the Qumran community existed during the time of the ministry of Jesus, none of the Scrolls refer to Him, nor do they mention any of his follower's described in the New Testament.

Figure that ...

source: http://www.centuryone.com/25dssfacts.html
It's funny how one story is told and not the other?

The wonderful world of internet we can find more stuff if you learn about biblical age. The Bible as I understand it was first written in Hebrew. It been translated to English and today there are many version of the Bible, so which ever make you comfortable and understandable, you can find the comfort of what it is all about.

Documentary shows (T.V.) can tell you a lot about the biblical age. Just like you learn about your ancestors. It depends on what you want to learn about history, or if you like history like I do. Stories can be lost during the translation too.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Sea%E2%80%93Dead_Sea_Water_Conveyance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lzb4ekyX1kc

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Alexandria

https://ehistory.osu.edu/articles/burning-library-alexandria

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/scientists-finally-read-the-oldest-biblical-text-ever-found-a7323296.html

https://www.quora.com/Do-the-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-mention-Jesus

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/dead-sea-scrolls/the-dead-sea-scrolls-and-the-new-testament/

https://www.christianity.com/bible/apologetics/how-do-the-dead-sea-scrolls-relate-to-jesus.html

However, there is about 12 years missing of Jesus life in the bible. The bible don't mention Jesus life in Cairo, Egypt. Did he have any siblings?

The book of Ecclesiastes, you will hear this at a funeral "A time for everything".'

The book of Isaiah , I call it the "Happy Book".

God man or woman? Must be man because "He brew coffee" :lol:

BTW, "Lord I lift your name on high" I can sing that in A.S.L. :) Some of the songs I can sing in in A.S.L.


I can agree with the lost in translation comment. The original version of the Bible was the Septuagint and the translation to Greek began in the 3rd century BC. The Septuagint is the basis for the Old Latin, Slavonic, Syriac, Old Armenian, Old Georgian and Coptic versions of the Christian Old Testament. But the word for young lady and virgin in Hebrew and Greek are similar and perhaps a slip of the quil or a mote of ignorance left us with the historic notion that Jesus' mother was a virgin, thus the virgin birth (sic) Messiah, of which there were many. It is unfortunate that Jesus was the one chosen to be sacrificed in order to confirm ancient predictions. That's if he existed like...
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cerberus97 wrote: I can agree with the lost in translation comment. The original version of the Bible was the Septuagint and the translation to Greek began in the 3rd century BC. The Septuagint is the basis for the Old Latin, Slavonic, Syriac, Old Armenian, Old Georgian and Coptic versions of the Christian Old Testament. But the word for young lady and virgin in Hebrew and Greek are similar and perhaps a slip of the quil or a mote of ignorance left us with the historic notion that Jesus' mother was a virgin, thus the virgin birth (sic) Messiah, of which there were many. It is unfortunate that Jesus was the one chosen to be sacrificed in order to confirm ancient predictions. That's if he existed like...


English Language has lots of translations, like .....Sofa, Couch, Love seat, so it is easy to loose the translation from mother's tongue to English... Some language don't even have a word but in English there are many.... Like ASL, there are many signs, but not all words have signs... Even some countries don't have 26 letters in the alphabet, like Switzerland... Just love the way they spell "Canada = Kanada" as they don't have the letter C in their alphabet. :) So this is how easy the translation can be, to translate it to English, it has to be a bit different like we agree on the Translation, so that people can understand what the bible is talking about, a lot of people DO NOT understand the "Old King James" version, so pick out another translation, then the "Old King James" version can be understood.

I am a good example of English Language of Translation :P , to translate from ASL to English isn't that simple :wink: It is a challenge for me ... yes ...And no doubt it is a challenge for you to understand my Language :)
Exactly, Daisy. This is why people in the North of England eat horses for lunch.
cerberus97 wrote: Exactly, Daisy. This is why people in the North of England eat horses for lunch.


Is that why you go "hee hee"? Cerberus :lol:
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Where I live we eat cobs, a ham cob... a chip cob, but cob has several meanings thus:

A cob is a round loaf of bread.

A cob is a type of short strong horse.

Corn on the cob
Or it could be short for Cobblestone :lol:

Again, different translation... Even our English is so different than yours :wink: So this is how translation get lost... Just like if you were to whisper in someone ear, and it pass on to others and by the time it reach you, it totally different than what you started ... :)

This thread prove how translation get lost.
daisyjane wrote: Or it could be short for Cobblestone


You could be right, Daisy. When I was a child, my family were so poor we had to eat cobblestones for breakfast. :lol:
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daisyjane wrote: Or it could be short for Cobblestone


You could be right, Daisy. When I was a child, my family were so poor we had to eat cobblestones for breakfast. :lol:


Hahahahaha you are so funny Cerberus :P ... I guess that where the term "Dirt poor" comes from?
daisyjane wrote: Hahahahaha you are so funny Cerberus :P ... I guess that where the term "Dirt poor" comes from?


and "so hungry I could eat a horse"
cerberus97 wrote:
daisyjane wrote: Hahahahaha you are so funny Cerberus :P ... I guess that where the term "Dirt poor" comes from?


and "so hungry I could eat a horse"


Or a cow or a pig or all three :wink:

So folks, when you visit Cerberus.. listen to him to see if he say... heee heee or moo moo or oink oink... we might know what he been eating :P
daisyjane wrote: Or a cow or a pig or all three so folks, when you visit Cerberus.. listen to him to see if he say... heee heee or moo moo or oink oink... we might know what he been eating


You make me sound like Desperate Dan, Daisy, from the UK comic The Dandy
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cerberus97 wrote:
daisyjane wrote: Or a cow or a pig or all three so folks, when you visit Cerberus.. listen to him to see if he say... heee heee or moo moo or oink oink... we might know what he been eating


You make me sound like Desperate Dan, Daisy, from the UK comic The Dandy
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