Wednesday, February 17, 2010
University of Freemasonry
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS (Part 1) - February 24, 2010
In our early history those of faith were among the few that could read or write. Moses designated one of the tribes of Israel to be the keepers of the Ark of the Covenant and the ancient scrolls. They became the Priestly class, or Rabbi’s of the Jewish faith. Since the time of Moses, Priests reduced the wisdom of their day in ancient scrolls. These were carefully preserved to pass to future generations our ancient traditions. In 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered in Israel. These are duplicates of the original ancient scrolls that were kept under the Holy of Holies of the Jerusalem Temple and extend from the time of Moses to 70 AD. What has happened to them? What do they tell us? Since they were written from 200BC to 70AD they were contemporaneous with the life of Christ and the Exodus of the Jewish people from Israel. Since they were not discovered until 1947 they have not been affected by history. They tell a different story than our current traditions. Will this knowledge make any difference for us today?
Lyle Simpson has made an extensive study of these important documents. He will present the first of two programs on Wednesday, February 24. (The second program will be on November 17.) There will be a social time at 6:00 P.M. with the program at 7:00 P.M. Following the program there will be desert. All events will take place in the Tapestry Longue. Please call the office - (