Jesus, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls: On site with Hershel Shanks
Run time: 1 hour
The Dead Sea Scrolls may be the most important Biblical discovery of the last hundred years. These documents, probably written by the Essene Jews, have startling similarities to many ideas of the New Testament.
Come with Hershel Shanks and the Biblical Archaeology Society to explore the site where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, Qumran. We take you there to examine the ruins up close. The breathtaking cinematography makes it the next best thing to actually being there! We also put important questions to leading Bible scholars and archaeologists:
- Did John the Baptist live at Qumran?
- Did Jesus know of the Essene Jews who probably created the Dead Sea Scrolls?
- How were the scrolls discovered, and why were they hidden?
- Why did it take so long for them to be published?
The answers to these questions and much more await you in Hershel Shanks’s documentary search for connections between Jesus, Qumran and The Dead Sea Scrolls.
Featuring: Joseph Fitzmyer, Hanan Eshel, James VanderKam and John Dominic Crossan
Written, hosted and directed by Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review