all the DSS prove is that Christianity is not unique
Posted on: July 4, 2012 at 21:12:21 CT
Christianity is largely unoriginal, representing not fresh and new "divine revelation" but the combining of not only the ideas of the Zadokite authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls but also influences from the Essenes, Jews, Samaritans and many others. Not all of the text of the DSS is in the Old Testament. There are parts of the DSS that the authors of the Old Testament left out. The bottom line is that the existence of the Old Testament and the intertestamental literature such as the Dead Sea Scrolls shows how Christianity is a cut-and-paste job.