Title

The Dead Sea Scrolls and Latter-day Truth

Keywords

Dead Sea Scrolls, Latter-Day Saints, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Abstract

Archaeological and historical discoveries of the past century have recently generated tremendous interest in ancient religious texts and their teachings. Popular fiction has also fueled much speculation about them. Among the best-known and oft-quoted in this regard are the Dead Sea Scrolls, which have been cited in support of ideas ranging from the need to reinterpret Christianity—because of mysterious rituals and secret beliefs kept hidden by an ancient conspiracy—to another false notion that there was an unknown group of pre-Christian “Latter-day Saints” living down by the Dead Sea in the Holy Land.

Original Publication Citation

“The Dead Sea Scrolls and Latter-Day Truth,” in The Ensign. Vol. 36. No. 2 (February 2006). pp. 44-49

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2006-2

Publisher

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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