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The Jewish Roots of Jesus and the Church: Light from the Dead Sea Scrolls


• Do the Dead Sea Scrolls support Catholic doctrine?
• Was John the Baptist a member of the Qumran community?
• Did Essene practices involve 'types' of Baptism & Eucharist?

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• Do the Dead Sea Scrolls support Catholic doctrine?
• Was John the Baptist a member of the Qumran community?
• Did Essene practices involve 'types' of Baptism & Eucharist?

  • 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!

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Can't wait to share!

I am currently in the middle of the study but it has been awesome. It is very informative and has added another layer of richness, if not more, to my understanding of the wonderful mystery of our Catholic faith.

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Stupendously insightful

Cannot convey the significance of Dr. Bergsma’s presentation, amplified by his professional 130+ paged supporting documentation, having every reference, pericope, verse, name, and event of said presentation, freeing the student from jacked-up, time consuming note taking‼️ And expounded with the aplomb of a SME (subject matter expert): poised, profound, subtly sardonic in his apologia...
Teacher, Teacher‼️

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The Dead Sea Scrolls wowwww!!!

There aren’t enough glowing adjectives to use when giving a review on this! I’ve learned so much from this presentation I think this is literally my favorite from Catholic Productions ever and I’ve purchased many many studies and love them all!!!!!!!

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This Bible study is fascinating!

We are only in our second week of this 16 week study and my group is really loving it so far! Thank you!

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The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

A nice historical introduction and overview of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A good understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls helps to illuminate the New Testament.

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