Dead Sea Scrolls

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is set to unveil three newly acquired biblical Dead Sea Scroll fragments.

The more than 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls were found in the 1940s in caves in Israel overlooking the Dead Sea. The scrolls include the earliest known version of portions of the Hebrew Bible. They have shed light on Judaism and the beginnings of Christianity.

Southwestern spokesman Thomas White says the fragments acquired
Tuesday include Scriptures from the books of Exodus, Leviticus and
Daniel. The school will unveil and discuss them Wednesday.

The seminary says it is one of only three U.S. institutions to own the scroll fragments and the only evangelical seminary in the nation to have biblical fragments.


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