DEAD SEA SCROLL OF THE GOSPEL OF MARK

The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the caves of Qumran along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea constitutes the most exciting discovery affecting biblical studies in this century.  It was in February or March, 1947, that an Arab Shepherd boy by the name of Mohammed discovered the ancient documents.  It was said that he was looking for a lost goat when he tossed a rock into one of the caves and heard the sound of breaking pottery.  Out of curiosity, he climbed into the cave to see what was there. Once inside, he found some old pots with the scrolls intact.  Either he or members of his family took the scrolls to the city of Bethlehem and sold them to a merchant for what amounted to a couple of dollars.  Thus began the story of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Continue reading “DEAD SEA SCROLL OF THE GOSPEL OF MARK”

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