Yesterday I talked about the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for understanding Jesus and the milieu out of which earliest Christianity grew. My basic point is that if Jesus was a Jew, then to understand him, you have to understand Jews in his world. And the Dead Sea Scrolls provide us valuable information to that end.
I am not saying that the Dead Sea Scrolls are representative of what all or even most Jews thought at the time. They clearly ...Continue Reading →