After the commercial success of “The Da Vinci Code” book and movie, the Dead Sea Scrolls are back in the news again.
So is controversy about how the Bible was preserved, translated and assembled into what we know today.
For those wanting to know the answers to many of the questions being posed today by those from author Dan Brown to “scholars” who question the authenticity of the Bible, a new one-hour documentary packs a lot of information into a limited time of entertainment and enlightenment.
It’s called “Mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls,” but the title doesn’t even begin to describe all you will see and hear on this DVD documentary.
It is divided into three parts:
- In part one, Dead Sea Scrolls expert Joel Lampe provides an introduction to the 19,000 pieces of parchment that make up the collection. He shows how modern technology is helping researchers learn more about relics discovered a generation ago in a cave near the Dead Sea.
- In part two, Dr. Frank Seekins gives an introductory course into ancient Hebrew that you will never forget. You will be stunned by the language’s similarities to English and learn about the simple, powerful word pictures that help shed light on the Bible in its original tongue.
- In part three, Dr. Craig Lampe recounts the rampant superstition and ignorance that dominated the Dark Ages, very nearly extinguishing the light of the Bible. He tells the amazing story of how the scriptures were preserved because a few brave men obeyed God.
Also available now from WND:
Banned, forbidden, burned – how the Bible came to be.