In the Desert

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On Thursday, Baruch and I were at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found.  The cave above is where the first ones were found.  This discovery was so important.  Baruch explained that one of the things it did was verify the Old Testament quotations which are found in the New Testament.  One of the things people who want to discredit the New Testament do is to say that the Scriptures from the Old Testament which are cited in the New Testament are misquoted.  Judaism uses the Masoretic text and not the Septuagint. When the New Testament quotes the Old Testament, it uses the Septuagint, which lines up with the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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There are several caves in the desert around Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in 12 of them.  The discovery in the 12th cave occurred this year.  I don’t think they have released additional information about it yet.

On our way home, we saw a lot of scenes like this below:

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I never get tired of seeing the sheep!

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