Tuesday, July 20, 2010


I missed the Dead Sea Scrolls when they visited Seattle several years ago. Life was so busy, and I just kept putting it off and then they were gone. I regretted it mightily then, and I REAAAALLLLLYYY regretted it today when we visited Qumran, where the scrolls were first discovered 1947-1952. This is a photo of Cave 4, the most famous of the caves, which produced approx. 90% of the scrolls.

It was amazing to be in that place and sense the ancient history around me. We reflect on commitment today, and seeing the hard land they chose to live in, I am in awe of the commitment of the ones who lived the hard life at Qumran for the sake of their faith.

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