In 1947 a Bedouin stumbled upon ancient scrolls when he tossed a rock into a cave opening and heard pottery shatter. Between 19 some nine hundred manuscripts were discovered in eleven caves around Qumran, along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea.
Over two hundred scrolls were portions of the Bible itself, dated 250 BC–AD 68.
Does our Bible today preserve what was originally written?
It supports the words of Jesus in Luke referring to the Old Testament as “the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms.” This text fits with the claim of the first century Jewish historian Josephus that no new books were added to Scripture after the time of Ezra around 425 BC.2 Thus 4QMMT is remarkable evidence further illustrating that the Old Testament content was likely fixed in Ezra’s day and not by some Jewish council at Jamnia around AD 90 as is often claimed.The site of Khirbet Qumran (a modern Arabic name) is located in the West Bank, near the northern edge of the Dead Sea, and is the place where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 11 nearby caves 70 years ago.Though it has been decades since any scrolls were discovered, researchers announced in February 2017 that they had found a 12th cave near Qumran. 68, when it was captured by the Roman army and destroyed in a fire.“Muhammed climbed in and found several ancient manuscripts in a jar.Did you know that one of the greatest archaeological discoveries was just a stone’s throw away?Ocean sediment C-14 data The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University has compiled 974 C-14 dates from 309 ocean sediments cores, covering the period from 40,000 years BP to the present worldwide. The USGS Bear Lake Project aims to create records of past climate change for the Bear Lake region,including changes in precipitation patterns during the last 10,000 years and how the size of Bear Lake has varied in the past, to assess the possibility of future flooding and drought.