Why Should the Dead Sea Scrolls be of Interest to Us?

Prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest manuscripts of the Old Testament were dated to about the ninth and tenth centuries┬áC.E., known as the Masoretic texts (MT).[1] The Hebrew Old Testament was complete in the middle of the fifth century B.C.E., over 1,400 years earlier than these MT. Therefore, the question … Continue reading Why Should the Dead Sea Scrolls be of Interest to Us?