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The Qumran Records (Dead Sea Scrolls) Essay

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The Qumran Records (Dead Sea Scrolls) The finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls or the Qumran Records is the single most important religious find of the twentieth century. These manuscripts have altered the whole area of research and have the capacity to destabilize the bulk of western religious thought as we understand it today. For the information within these scrolls, include books of the Hebrew Bible that predate the next previous example by one thousand decades. The information found in such scrolls allow us to produce a historically accurate restoration of this time period formative of Rabbinic Judaism and of Christianity. By studying the customs and the religious practices of those Essene individuals we can collect a snapshot of their spiritual and political occasions that were in place at the start of Christianity. Back in 1947 near the city of Qumran, a young Bedouin shepherd named Mohammed Dib of the T'Amireh tribe left his village searching for a goat which had been lost. He threw a stone into a small cave in a cliff believing the goat had taken refuge in the cave. When he threw the stone that he heard the sound of pottery dividing. The next day he returned and found the entrance to the cave. Inside the cave he discovered ten jars made of clay. Most of the jars were vacant and one held only dirt, but inside the remaining three he discovered scrolls. The scrolls that he found were created of ancient papyrus, stuffed with jars and then wrapped in linen. On another visit he discovered four more scrolls. All these scrolls were taken into an antiques dealer named Kando in Bethlehem at the hopes that they may be worth some thing on the black market. Kando bought the four scrolls from the shepherd boy nicknamed "The Wolf" for roughly one hundred and hundred...

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