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Since their initial discovery in 1947, the ancient scrolls found in caves near the Dead Sea have stirred public curiosity. For Latter-day Saints, whose scriptural tradition speaks of sacred records to come forth in the last days, the Dead Sea Scrolls naturally give rise to questions such as:
— Are there references to Christ or Christianity in the scrolls?
— Do the scrolls contain scripture missing from the Bible?
— Is the plan of salvation attested in the scrolls?
— Do the scrolls refer to Joseph Smith or other latter-day figures?
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints succinctly deals with these and other questions on topics of particular interest to LDS readers. These topics are based on actual questions that Latter-day Saints have asked the authors as they have taught classes at Brigham Young University, shared their research at professional symposia, and spoken in other settings.
© 2000 by The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship
The Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
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Parry, Donald W. and Ricks, Stephen D., "The Dead Sea Scrolls: Questions and Responses for Latter-day Saints" (2000). Maxwell Institute Publications. 25.