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The Dead Sea Scrolls are a series of complete and incomplete scrolls containing biblical literature as well as some other writings that have not been identified as parallels to any biblical books Found in Qumran located in the Judean Desert these scrolls have been a controversial topic in an archeological sense as well as in a religious aspect Apparently the scrolls were copied from other scrolls and then stored in caves near the place that they are assumed to have been written Theres been a lot of speculation as to the true origin of the scrolls but common opinion has it that they were copied at Qumran a settlement near the site that they were found and then were stored in nearby caves surrounding the settlement Some of the contents of the scrolls as mentioned above had never been seen before in the archeological or religious communities Being so much skepticism concerning the scrolls their meaning their true origin and their authors has arisen Of course not all of these topics can be tackled at once and surely not all of the questions can be answered especially because there is no proof of their true origin or their true authors but certainly one can attempt to enlighten others with the hardships that are faced even now by the scribes who wrote them In viewing the living conditions during the time that the scrolls were written and then comparing the conditions to those of today one will have a much deeper understanding of what hardship means in the scribal world Based on this comparison and a near-complete list of typical errors that plague current and ancient authors one will not only see the types of difficulties involved with replication but will also realize through doubt and reason that using these scrolls as a source of biblical facts is a hazardous idea A scribes task may seem easy to some yet when one actually takes a
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