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Apocalypse, Armageddon, the End of Days – embedded in numerous cultures and religions around the world is the idea that civilisation as we know it will come to a tumultuous end. Ancient Aliens s2e9: Alien Devastations, History 2010
The War Scroll – in chilling detail it tells of future apocalyptic war between the forces of light and dark. ibid.
One of the 800 documents found at Qumran was made entirely of copper. After painstakingly separating 2,000 year old copper sheets rolled together, scholars and adventurers were amazed and excited; for what the copper scrolls seemed to contain was a treasure map which showed where the riches of the holy temple were hidden away from the invading Romans. Mysteries of the Bible: pilot I II, A&E 1994
In 1947 a young Bedouin stumbled upon a nearly inaccessible cave ... He found the Dead Sea Scrolls ... 800 scrolls. Mysteries of the Bible s3e3: Bible’s Greatest Secrets
Written on parchment and papyrus a diverse range of texts appears amongst the Scrolls. Mysteries of the Bible s3e7&8: Who Wrote The Bible?
Were the Scrolls based on more ancient, earlier writings? And who collected them? ibid.
In 1947 there was an amazing discovery: a Bedouin shepherd stumbling upon some ancient scrolls concealed in a cave by the dead sea. Dr Robert Beckford, Who Wrote the Bible? Channel 4 2004
Why aren’t the Dead Sea Scrolls part of the Bible today? ibid.
The Scrolls make no reference to Jesus or early Christianity. Ian Wilson, Jesus: The Evidence II, Channel 4 1984
In Qumran we found many writings that describe what the end of days would look like. For example, there will be an enormous war between the few elect sons of light and the many wicked people who populate the Earth – the sons of Darkness. Professor Tal Ilan, Free University Berlin
The first attack of the Sons of Light shall be undertaken against the forces of the Sons of Darkness. The War Scroll
They shall fight against Mesopotamia ... They shall fight against all the sons of Assyria and Persia. ibid.
The sons of Levi ... shall fight against all their troops, when the exiles of the Sons of Light return from the wilderness of the peoples to camp in the wilderness of Jerusalem. ibid.
For the God of Israel has called out a sword against all the nations, and by the holy ones of His people He will do mightily. ibid.
There shall be a battle and horrible carnage before the God of Israel for it is a day appointed by Him ... As a battle of annihilation for the Sons of Darkness. ibid.
The first attack of the Sons of Light shall be undertaken against the forces of the Sons of Darkness. ibid.
In the days of Jared, two hundred Watchers descended on Ardis, the summit of Mount Hermon. On this mountain the Watchers swore an oath and bound themselves to it. Book of Jared, Dead Sea Scrolls, 1947
The fact that a small group of scholars has kept such historically important data secret for so long is appalling. Nature magazine
Israel doesn’t want anyone to read the scrolls for themselves. Jordan Maxwell
Why would the Israeli government want to suppress their publication? Derek Partridge
Ever since their discovery the Dead Sea Scrolls have fired controversy not only about religion but also about the nature of scientific scholarship. These pre-Gospel texts are the only first-hand accounts written when Jesus was still alive, but many of them had remained unpublished for over forty years. Horizon: Resurrecting the Dead Sea Scrolls, BBC 1993
That struggle started one winter’s morning in 1947 when a young Arab boy was searching for his goat in caves around the Dead Sea. Inside one of these caves were earthenware jars containing cloth-covered bundles. When he tore aside the cloth he could see the blackened surface of a leather scroll. ibid.
If the scrolls really are the writings of the early Christian Church, then the information in the Gospels must have been distorted. ibid.
The Israel Antiquities Department decided to date some of the documents ... Six were definitely pre-Christian; another two were possible pre-Christian. ibid.
First discovered by accident in 1947 the Scrolls represent nearly all forty-nine Books of the Hebrew Bible. At least in fragments. They survived because they were deposited in the perfect environment for preservation – the hot dry desert. Francesca Stavrakoulou, Bible’s Buried Secrets 2/2, BBC 2011
Recent discussions of the [Dead Sea] Scrolls have been dominated by a conspiracy theory. Professor Murphy O’Connor
For thirty years this committee has kept the treasures of civilisation under lock and key, depriving us, depriving the world, and depriving all the scholars that have died in those years, for words that give us the roots of civilisation, the roots of culture and the words of humanity. Professor Zion Wacholder, Hebrew Union College
Written by religious extremists, these papyrus scrolls date back two centuries before Christ. Many contain apocalyptic stories about the end of days, much like the text on the Gabriel Stone. The Real Jesus? History 2017
When the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered amongst them was one called the Copper Scroll, and it listed a series of sites throughout what we would now call the Holy Land where Temple treasures had been buried for safe keeping prior to the Roman destruction of the Temple. Dr Tim Wallace-Murphy, co-author Custodians of Truth
Written perhaps between 170 B.C. and 68 A.D. the Scrolls are believed to be all that remains of a small Jewish sect that lived in a settlement at Qumran, a plateau in the Judean desert along the Dead Sea, twelve miles east of Jerusalem. A sect known as the Essenes. Nostradamus Effect: Armageddon Battle Plan, History 2009
900 texts of profound religious and historical significance: practically the only surviving Biblical documents written before 100 A.D. Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery
In 1954 pieces of a Scroll appeared in America in the classified ads of the Wall Street Journal. An ad listed four of the Dead Sea Scrolls for sale ‘an ideal gift to an educational or religious institution’. It was spotted by an Israeli archaeologist. ibid.
Enter the riddle of the Copper Scroll. In the National Archaeological Museum in Oman, Jordan, sits the most perplexing of all the texts found next to the Dead Sea, the Copper Scroll. It describes a treasure, gold and silver, measured in tons. Since its discovery in 1952 scholars have wondered why this Scroll would be found among documents written by a people who swore themselves to poverty, and awaited the end of the world. ibid.
The last remaining question is who wrote them? Dr Robert Cargill, archaeologist UCLA
The people who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls were certainly not Christian. Dr Robert Cargill
The real Scrolls are locked in a vault. Bible Mysteries: Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?
The Scrolls also feature psalms and prophecies lost over time. ibid.
The Scrolls are a unique and intriguing insight into early Judeo-Christian culture. ibid.
Only plain linen was found. ibid.
Within a few years more than nine hundred manuscripts were recovered from the surrounding caves. ibid.
There were no explosive revelations from the Dead Sea Scrolls. A definitive report was never published. ibid.
The site featured an unusual number of waterfalls: sixteen in all. ibid.
If it wasn’t the Essenes, then who else could have written the Dead Sea Scrolls? ibid.
A Scroll etched in pure copper containing a text that many archaeologists believe to be a treasure map. Secret Worlds: Copper Scroll, PBS 2014