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Qumran

This site in a deserted area about eight miles South of Jericho became settled about 130 B.C. by a religious group that had broken away from contemporary Judaism. Their writings, the Dead Sea scrolls, have proven extremely important for a study of the intertestamental and early Christian periods. In 1947, a young Bedouin shepherd was…
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How the King James Bible was Translated

The colorful sixteenth century came to an end with the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603.1 England was now a power in Europe; the Spanish Armada had been defeated; Drake had sailed around the world and Raleigh had tried to establish colonies in America; the English Church was now definitely separated from the Church…
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Formation of the New Testament

Since Christianity arose before the third section of the Old Testament canon (the Writings) was fixed in the first and second centuries A.D., Christian literature was free to circulate and gain acceptance by Jews as well as Gentiles. Christians believed that the Holy Spirit had been given to the church and that prophecy had returned…
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