The Dead Sea Scrolls

by Giuseppe Guarino

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The discovery of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls took place in the middle of the 20th Century but the meaning of their witness is still open field for theories and suggestions.

It was in 1947 that, by mere chance, a shepherd found some manuscripts inside a cave near the Dead Sea. Further investigation of the site led to the discovery of ten other caves which brought back to light a treasure of long lost documents dating from 250 BC to 68 DC. Continue reading “The Dead Sea Scrolls”

The authenticity of the book of Daniel proved by the Dead Sea Scrolls

by Giuseppe Guarino

In 1947, a young shepherd made the discovery of the century: in a cave near the Dead Sea he found a scroll. From that year on to 1956, eleven caves were discovered. They brought back to light hundreds of Old Testament manuscripts, along with a large number of other writings. Though not unanimously accepted, the writings were probably connected to the Jewish monastic, possibly Essenes, community which dwelt at Qumran. All agree in the fact that the caves were sealed and the site abandoned in 68 AD, and that the manuscripts in them could not have been written after that date. Continue reading “The authenticity of the book of Daniel proved by the Dead Sea Scrolls”

David Rohl, the Amarna letters and the new Chronology

Giuseppe Guarino

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A new book has been just published by the Egyptologist and archeologist David Rohl: “EXODUS, MYTH OR HISTORY?” We can only hope to see it translated in Italian as soon as possible.

The picture of the cover of the book here to the left, has been taken from the websitehttp://shop.patternsofevidence.com/ where you can buy the book and learn about the movie on the same topic, “Patterns of Evidence”, recently released in the United States. Continue reading “David Rohl, the Amarna letters and the new Chronology”

I’d rather seek God

One thing which I happen to hear too often is of people looking for themselves. In conversations I’ve heard it so many times: “I need to find myself.” They say it with a grave tone of voice, as if it should imply that the day after they should sail for the farthest land to accomplish their mission.  As a matter of fact I regret to say that, to this day, I don’t know of anyone coming back from that journey telling me: “I found myself.” Continue reading “I’d rather seek God”