Qumran Caves: Treasures Discovered

On a dry, hot desert afternoon, a young boy went looking for a lost sheep in the Judean desert.  Not wishing to go into the dark caves, he picked up a small rock and tossed it into one of the many caves.  Rather than the expected bleating of his lost sheep, he heard the loud crack of a clay jar. To his surprise, this boy had stumbled upon one the largest, and oldest, collection of Jewish scrolls, now known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.  Sometimes the best things in life happen unexpectedly!

About amartinez

Dr. Aquiles E. Martinez is Professor of Religion (Biblical Studies) and Coordinator of the Religion and Philosophy Programs at Reinhardt University. Ordained in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Martinez has dedicated a good part of his life to equip pastors and church leaders in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, with the appropriate skills, knowledge, and experiences so they can serve their communities effectively. In addition to his many books, articles, and essays published in English and Spanish, Dr. Martinez has served several churches and the global community as an effort to help people develop significant relationships with God and their neighbors, especially with marginalized communities.
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