Saturday, August 23, 2008

THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS are profiled briefly by CBN News and Stephen Pfann and Adolfo Roitman are quoted. Excerpt:
To learn more about the Dead Sea Scrolls, CBN News hiked up to one of those 11 caves with Stephen Pfann, founder of the University of the Holy Land and an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

When asked why the Dead Sea Scrolls were so important to us today, Pfann said, "because they confirm the Bible that we have. There's variants, but basically it's [that] you can barely tell the difference between the two texts, [the one] that we have in Qumran and in our Bibles."
One never knows whether these quotes are accurate, but I think the case is overstated. I have commented on such matters here and here.