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It’s A Cave

12 Feb

Archeologists announced this week that they have discovered a 12th cave, which may have once held hidden scrolls from the Second Temple period. http://www.christianheadlines.com/blog/12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-is-discovered.html

It is a possibility it was a 12th cave but lets not read into anything since the evidence is not there to support the conclusion

“The jars were all broken and their contents removed, and the discovery toward the end of the excavation of a pair of iron pickax heads from the 1950s, stored within the tunnel for later use, proves the cave was looted,” he said.

Yes it was looted but who knows what those jars held. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here and make declarations that may not be accurate.  One of the complaints I have had from atheists is that believing archaeologists and investigators kick over a rock and call it a holy discovery. Christians are known for jumping the gun on many supposed discoveries and fail to do their work properly as they are too intent on proving the bible true or some other biblical agenda and then do sloppy work embarrassing themselves and the church.

Right now the cave is a disappointing discovery that could have held more scrolls

Gutfield said that even though no scrolls were found, the evidence is clear that scrolls were once stored in the cave.

“Those findings include the jars in which the scrolls and their coverings were hidden, a leather strap for binding the scroll, a cloth that wrapped the scrolls, tendons and pieces of skin connecting fragments, and more,” he said.

That is the other thing, archaeologists assume too much and think every discovery is virgin, meaning it is as they think it is untouched for centuries and as they conclude. They do not consider other possibilities when examining their find. In this case we may tend to agree with them but we will only go as far as saying it is a possibility and only a cave until proven otherwise.

If there were other DSS in that cave, we may already have them but their discovery is not germane to the faith. Our faith rests upon Jesus and God’s word not more DSS.

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