Discovery Channel: The Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls (1999)
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Discovery Channel: The Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls 1999

Discovery Channel: The Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrolls: The scrolls of Kumran are among the most precious treasures of human civilization. They contain all scrolls of the Jewish Bible (except Esther scroll), and many previously unknown books, which shed light to the sectarian beliefs of the late Second Temple age in Judea under Roman rule. The books proved to remain unchanged threw two millenia of rewriting by Jewish scholars, proving the ancient roots of Judean culture and religion. Sectarians of Kumran are thought to spark the fire of rebellion against the Roman empire with their apocalyptic prophecies of dooms day and the battle of light and dark. The rebellions indeed brought doom and destruction upon Judea and most of its people, and ironically wiped out the community of Kumran. Their beliefs have heavily influenced the early Christianity, while were strictly opposed by the rabbinic Judaism, introduced by the survivors of Jewish Roman wars in Yavne and Galilee, who have learned the danger of such philosophies.

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