The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
The topic will be covered in four PowerPoint presentations. To enhance learning, discussion by participants will be encouraged. Remember the only stupid question is the one not asked. Through the weekly presentations, participants will learn about the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls and how they reflect the First and Second Temple periods in biblical history. The study will also discuss how the Scrolls support and contrast with the traditional Massoretic texts that make up the cannon of the Old Testament. In addition, the messianic theology contained in the Scrolls will be compared with that of the New Testament.