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A major new work on the Dead Sea Scrolls the oldest sacred documents of Judaism which reveals their surprising connections to early Christianity A luminous treatment of a fascinating subject Highly recommended Scott Hahn author of  The Fourth Cup From award winning scholar John Bergsma comes an intriguing audiobook that reveals new insights on the Essenes a radical Jewish community predating Christianity whose existence beliefs and practices are often overlooked in the annuls of history Bergsma reveals how this Jewish sect directly influenced the beliefs sacraments and practices of early Christianity and offers new information on how Christians lived their lives worshiped and eventually went on to influence the Roman Empire and Western civilization Looking to Hebrew scripture and Jewish tradition Bergsma helps to further explain how a simple Jewish peasant could go on to inspire a religion and a philosophy that still resonates 2000 years later In this enriching and exciting exploration Bergsma demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls the world's greatest modern archaeological discovery can shed light on the church as a sacred society that offered hope redemption and salvation to its member Ultimately these mysterious writings are a time machine that can transport us back to the ancient world deepen our appreciation of Scripture and strengthen our understanding of the Christian faith An accessible introduction This is a handy entry point for readers unfamiliar with Essenes or those interested in the Dead Sea ScrollsPublishers WeeklyA major new work on the Dead Sea Scrolls the oldest sacred documents of Judaism which reveals their surprising connections to early ChristianityA luminous treatment of a fascinating subject Highly recommended Scott Hahn author of  The Fourth CupFrom award winning scholar John Bergsma comes an intriguing audiobook that reveals new insights on the Essenes a radical Jewish community predating Christianity whose existence beliefs and practices are often overlooked in the annuls of history Bergsma reveals how this Jewish sect directly influenced the beliefs sacraments and practices of early Christianity and offers new information on how Christians lived their lives worshiped and eventually went on to influence the Roman Empire and Western civilization Looking to Hebrew scripture and Jewish tradition Bergsma helps to further explain how a simple Jewish peasant could go on to inspire a religion and a philosophy that still resonates 2000 years laterIn this enriching and exciting exploration Bergsma demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls the world's greatest modern archaeological discovery can shed light on the church as a sacred society that offered hope redemption and salvation to its member Ultimately these mysterious writings are a time machine that can transport us back to the ancient world deepen our appreciation of Scripture and strengthen our understanding of the Christian faithAn accessible introduction This is a handy entry point for readers unfamiliar with Essenes or those interested in the Dead Sea ScrollsPublishers WeeklyA major new work on the Dead Sea Scrolls the oldest sacred documents of Judaism which reveals their surprising connections to early ChristianityA luminous treatment of a fascinating subject Highly recommended Scott Hahn author of  The Fourth CupFrom award winning scholar John Bergsma comes an intriguing audiobook that reveals new insights on the Essenes a radical Jewish community predating Christianity whose existence beliefs and practices are often overlooked in the annuls of history Bergsma reveals how this Jewish sect directly influenced the beliefs sacraments and practices of early Christianity and offers new information on how Christians lived their lives worshiped and eventually went on to influence the Roman Empire and Western civilization Looking to Hebrew scripture and Jewish tradition Bergsma helps to further explain how a simple Jewish peasant could go on to inspire a religion and a philosophy that still resonates 2000 years laterIn this enriching and exciting exploration Bergsma demonstrates how the Dead Sea Scrolls the world's greatest modern archaeological discovery can shed light on the church as a sacred society that offered hope redemption and salvation to its member Ultimately these mysterious writings are a time machine that can transport us back to the ancient world deepen our appreciation of Scripture and strengthen our understanding of the Christian faithAn accessible introduction This is a handy entry point for readers unfamiliar with Essenes or those interested in the Dead Sea ScrollsPublishers Weekly


2 thoughts on “Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Revealing the Jewish Roots of Christianity

  1. says:

    Top of the range book I am reading it on Kindle at the moment but will be buying a paper copy for use as reference and further studyAs an answer to a previous comment scholarship on the gospel of John has undergone great transformations over the years It used to be thought it had been written very late indeed But other scholars some of them Jewish now think that it was written early within the very first years of the Church However Bergsma does not get into that controversy at all he merely mentions it once in passing He focuses on how the Dead Sea Scrolls shed light on various aspects of the gospels and of the Faith I am sure I understand baptism much clearly after reading this for example as well as the underlying reason for the confusing timing of the events from the Last Supper to Calvary


  2. says:

    Less than 5 minutes into the audiobook the author clains that scholars used to think that the gospel of John was written around 160 CE However after finding the dead sea scrolls they now believe that the gospel was written close to the lifetime of Jesus This is total rubbush If a book is this careless with facts there is no reason to believe any factual claims I have returned this book since I can't take it seriously BTW most serious scholars believe that the gospel of John was written around 95 110 CE