The Dead Sea Scrolls: Mysteries, Controversies and Revelations (2000)

Genres - History, Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Mythology, Religions & Belief Systems, World History  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Since the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in desert caves near Qumran back in 1947, they have been the subject of heated controversy and discussion. Questions about whether the scrolls have been censored because they might contradict Christian ideas, where they were written, and who they were written by all have been under debate for over 50 years. This documentary, produced in part by the Discovery Channel, sets about to answer questions and pose theories on the mysteries of these ancient scrolls. Hear from scholars who have studied these artifacts in detail, as well as from the people who helped uncover them decades ago on the shores of the Dead Sea. Find out how computer technology has made it possible for scientists to make discoveries not possible when the scrolls were first found, such as the testing of the parchment on which the scrolls were written.

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controversy, discovery, myth, relic, scroll