8 hours 6 min. (8 CDs / 8 DVDs / MP3)
[Session 1: 43 min, Session 2: 33 min, Session 3: 47 min, Session 4: 37, Session 5: 24 min, Session 6: 24 min, Session 7: 29 min, Session 8: 32 min, Session 9: 33 min, Session 10: 29 min, Session 11: 35 min, Session 12: 30 min, Session 13: 32 min, Session 14: 28 min, Session 15: 30 min, Session 16: 21 min]
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been called “the greatest archeological find of the twentieth century,” but most Catholics have only a vague notion of what they are, much less why they are relevant for our faith. In this dynamic video series, Dr. John Bergsma draws on years of study of the scrolls to help explain, simply and clearly, how they help us to understand the Jewish world of Jesus’ day and many aspects of the New Testament.
In the Scrolls and the community that wrote them we see:
• Early forms of the sacraments like Baptism and the Eucharist
• A governing structure that resembles bishops, priests, and deacons
• Strong emphasis on faithful, monogamous matrimony
• The first monastic community in Judaeo-Christian history
• The place where John the Baptist may have received formation
• And so much more!
Dr. Bergsma shows how these ancient documents are intriguingly relevant even to theological debates that continue to play out among Christians to this day. This series will give you a fresh perspective and deeper appreciation of the New Testament and the origins of the Church!