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The Great Isaiah Scroll

Non-Christian scholars agree this parchment was written in the 1st century BC. This is a copy of Isaiah (originally written sometime around 700 BC based on its references to historical events). It even confirms the accuracy of later copies. Whatever it means for us all, like we know fossils are old, this document was written before Jesus, which is amazing, given the hundreds of sentences like these.

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” [God with us]

The Great Isaiah Scroll • Qumran Cave 1 • 1st century BCE • Parchment • H: 22-25, L: 734 cm • Government of Israel • Accession number: HU 95.57/27

You can zoom in on the scroll here:http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/isaiahI took some screenshots showing 7:14 and the translation from Hebrew to English. By the way, without machines of course, scrolls were not made with straight edges. Large amounts of text is not lost like it appears to us. Every scrap of space is being used. So cool.



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