New Dead Sea Scroll Translation Could Unlock Bible Mysteries from 2000 Years Ago – CBN NEWS

The scrolls were originally discovered in 1947 in the mountain caves of Qumran.
The scrolls were originally discovered in 1947 in the mountain caves of Qumran. (CBN News)

New Dead Sea Scroll Translation Could Unlock Bible Mysteries from 2000 Years Ago

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One American archaeologist is trying to crack the Dead Sea Scroll code.
Alison Schofield, a professor of religious and Judaic studies from the University of Denver, is working on a new translation of the ancient scroll. She hopes to get a rare look at Judaism and Christianity from the time of Jesus.
“I was always a fan of Indiana Jones, and I was always interested in the Middle East,” Schofield told the University of Denver in an interview. “I’ve been interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls for as long as I can remember.”
  
The scrolls were originally discovered in 1947 in the mountain caves of Qumran. However, as technology improves, Schofield and her colleagues are continuously excavating new pieces of the scroll to unveil new information.
“This was really an adventure for me. It was very surreal in the sense that the setting itself was very dramatic. If you are in the cave, you are hanging over a nearly-thousand-foot cliff. It is incredibly exciting and dangerous to be rappelling into a cave and to work on the archaeological dig harnessed the entire time.”
 
Schofield is working on piecing old scroll fragments and news fragments together to get a more comprehensive manuscript. This will allow her to better interpret the scrolls’ meaning.
“Every day I wake up thinking, ‘I’m really just amazed that I have this opportunity to work with these scrolls that were written by so many hands 2,000 years ago,'” Schofield says. “The scrolls tell us so much about not only the origins of Judaism but then the branching off of Christianity. To have that opportunity to hear those ancient voices and to be able to share those ancient voices with people is a great opportunity.” 

Steve Martin

STEVE & LAURIE MARTIN - LOVE FOR HIS PEOPLE FOUNDERS My good wife Laurie and I (45 years in October 2022!), through the ministry of Love For His People we founded in 2010, give love and support for our friends in Israel and in other nations with friendship, humanitarian aid, and social media support, along with Steve's messages, and our Ahava Adventures trips to Israel. Steve has also authored and published 34 books. We live in the Charlotte, NC area. We have four adult children, spouses, and eight grandkids.

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