Dead Sea Scrolls Treasures

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The Treasures of the Copper Scroll The Dead Sea Scrolls are known to be biblical manuscripts. Due to this fact, it might make people believe that they are just scriptures that inspired messages put in the Bible. However, there is one scroll that stands out from all the rest, the Copper Scroll. This scroll is much more different from the others because of its variation of “style, language, genre, content, and medium” (Holloway). This is the scroll that is definitely not a biblical manuscript and if compared to anything, it is more of a treasure map. Some scholars like to deem it as a fictional piece of work but this scroll is definitely something that should be taken as a factual document. History Behind the Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Sea…show more content…
There have been treasure hunts in an attempt to find all of these treasures. However, the locations are written in a way that makes it difficult for anyone to find it without having personal knowledge. An example of this is "in the salt pit that is under the steps: forty-one talents of silver. In the cave of the old washer 's chamber, on the third terrace: sixty-five ingots of gold" (Holloway). Many adventurers have decided to ignore the treasure hunt performed by John Allegro in which he turned up with no luck and perform a treasure hunt of their own. However, there continues to be no real evidence of those…show more content…
There has to be some truth behind this because someone would not take the time out of their lives to write this treasure hunt. Imagine having to inscribe 3,000 letters into copper with a stylus which would involve a lot of handiwork. This document had to be important not only because it is written on copper but also because a person had to take the time out of their lives to inscribe each and every letter by hand. At the time, copper was a valuable metal. (Golb 119). It would not make sense to write fictional information on a material that was more expensive than papyrus or parchment paper. There has to be a historical significance to this document that we are not seeing. Someone would not try to hide this document so well. The document was written backwards, reversed, and a non traditional form of Hebrew and that alone would take a long time to do. It seems like there can be other reasons behind the fact that we have yet to find anything on this
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