North Dakota theologian react to dead sea scrolls

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – Dead sea scrolls have been in the news recently because previously undiscovered fragments of them were found in a newly excavated cave in the Judean Desert by archeologists working for the Israel Antiquity Authority.

The find is the first in 60 years and has created a lot of excitement among both archeologists and also those who study the bible. We asked a North Dakota theologian why it’s big news for Christians.

Hundreds of caves dot the landscape in the Judean Desert south of Jerusalem, many of them still unexplored by archeologists.