An exact replica of the Isaiah Dead Sea Scroll was penned more than 2,100 years ago and found in the Qumran caves in 1947. This exhibit can be viewed September 3, 4, and 5th at Friends Church Yorba Linda. The Dead Sea Scrolls
With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls (1947-1956), the world of scholarship regarding the Bible significantly changed, along with our historical understanding of both early Judaism and Christianity. One of the most important contributions for biblical studies is the fact that the Dead Sea Scrolls presents about 200 manuscript copies (out of about 900 manuscripts & thousands of pieces) from every book of the Hebrew Bible – with the exception of the Book of Esther. Prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, our oldest Hebrew manuscripts for biblical study and translation into various languages were from the 10th Century AD. With the Scrolls dating from the 2nd century BC to the 1st Century AD, the date of some Hebrew biblical manuscripts goes back about eleven hundred years.
The Great Isaiah Scroll in facsimile
Among the Dead Sea Scrolls of the biblical text, the Great Isaiah Scroll was the only complete biblical book available to us, since the rest of the biblical scrolls were partially decayed or damaged. The Great Isaiah Scroll is great in several ways. First, it is great in size – about seven meters wide, or about 24 feet long. Second, the Great Isaiah Scroll is fundamentally the earliest complete copy of any Hebrew Old Testament book that exists and is very close to the later Hebrew manuscripts used to translate the Book of Isaiah today – with the exception of a small number of grammatical variations. What an exciting discovery!
If you can’t make it to see the exhibit you may purchase “A Handbook to the Great Isaiah Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls” by clicking here: The Cost of the Handbook is $5.00 (tax included) and shipping and handling is $2.75 ($7.75 total).
In this colorfully-illustrated Handbook, published by The Museum of Biblical and Sacred Writings, you will read an introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls—what and where is Qumran? You will learn about the Qumran community and surrounding caves; the story behind the discovery of the Isaiah Scroll; the facsimile process and see pictures of sections of the scroll.
Another purchase opportunity is “The Book of the Prophet ISAIAH, translated from the Great Isaiah Scroll of the Dead Sea Scrolls.” This 58-page booklet is an exact translation of the Isaiah scroll found at Qumran cave (International Standard Version). You may purchase this book by clicking here: The cost of this book is $15 (tax included) plus shipping and handling $3.75 ($18.75 total).
It is amazing to stand in front of this scroll and consider the work that the scribe put into creating a perfect copy. It is even more amazing to hear the story of how it was found and how God has preserved the writings for us to see today!
Iranium Film Screening
Song For Israel will be hosting the documentary film, “Iranium” at Friends Church Prophecy Conference on Saturday, September 3rd at 2:00 PM and 3:30 PM. Song For Israel will be sharing about our vision as well as hosting this film!
Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the Iranian regime has been following the principles installed by Ayatollah Khomeini. Iran’s citizens and the West have been held hostage as the Iranian leadership attempts to spread the revolution beyond Iran’s borders. Now, the world’s largest state-sponsor of terror and a brutal violator of human rights, stands on the threshold of acquiring nuclear weapons.
This film utilizes rare footage, archived news reports & interviews with leading experts. IRANIUM exposes the actions and intentions of Iran’s leaders, and American responses over the past 31 years. The film presents the dangers Iran now poses to America, the Middle East, and the rest of the free world, and the options currently being considered to combat those threats.
If you cannot attend the screening, but would like to download a free copy of the handout, click here: This is an expanded version of what will be distributed at the screening.