The Dead Sea Scrolls are some of the oldest texts we have today and certainly the oldest biblical texts. The scrolls were hidden in caves, stored in clay pots for 2,000 years until a goat herder found one along the Dead Sea in 1947. The scrolls mostly date from the first century B.C.
They are housed these days in Jerusalem, but several of the scrolls will be on exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota until October. Tom Crann took a tour of the exhibit with Dr. Michael Wise, a professor of the Hebrew Bible and scholar-in-residence at Northwestern College in Roseville, a consultant for the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit.