2000-Year-Old Biblical Scroll Fragments Found in Israel

This month it’s been reported that dozens of 2000-year-old biblical scroll fragments, they’ve been excavated from Judean desert caves during a daring rescue operation. Most of the newly discovered scroll fragments, the first such finds in 60 years, are Greek translations of the books of Zechariah and Nahum from the 12 minor prophets. Only the name of God is written in Hebrew. The team also found the world’s oldest woven basket, a mummified child scholars believe to be 6,000 years old, and coins from around 135 A.D.

This is a huge find in Israel. Definitely a connection back to the Dead Sea scrolls that were located 60 years ago. The passage of scripture that they found from Zechariah chapter 8 verses 16-17 reads, “These are the things that you must do: Speak the truth, each of you to one another; Practice true and righteous judgment in your courts. Do not plan evil in your hearts against one another; Do not favor a false oath. These are the things that I hate, says the LORD.” A 2000 year old text with an application that’s as relevant as ever for the modern ear. It’s the reason why the prophet Isaiah writes this, “The grass withers, the flower falls, but the Word of our God endures forever.”

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