Religion Today

2022-05-15 Religion Today – Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Latter-day Saints and Other Christians

The Dead Sea Scrolls are an important find for Jews, Christians and especially Latter-day Saints.  In this episode of Religion Today, host Martin Tanner demonstrates that the Qumran Community called themselves “Latter-day Saints.”  The DSS vindicated Joseph Smith’s claim that ancient records were written on thin metal sheets and stored to come forth in the “Last Days.”  The DSS “Copper Scroll” was such a scroll.  The DSS also include a scroll which describes the Messiah as “Son of God” and “Son of the Most High” as we read in Luke 1:32.  The DSS “Pierced Messiah” text shows some pre-Christian Jews believed the Messiah would be crucified.  Other information about the DSS significant for LDS and other Christians is included.

Published: Saturday May 14, 2022
Runtime: 00:19:58