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THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS ISSUE
As to the red ink used in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and possibly Isaiah, this was ONLY found in Coptic and early Church era copies. It was an innovation used where the names of God, Christ, Mary, and other divine entities were found. I have an Ethiopian Coptic prayer book I bought in Ethiopia which was hand written on vellum (animal skin), and it has the red ink for names of deity and Mary and titles. See the Coptic prayer book example at the right.
Here are some men who now have egg on their face for believing the Dead Sea Scrolls predated the time of Christ:
John MacArthur .... James White .... James White and Dave Hunt together .... Peter LaLonde in "Startling Proofs" .... Ted Montgomery .... John Hagee .... Here is how people now think due to the presupposition that the Dead Sea Scrolls predate Christ .... Mark Roberts .... All About Archaeology .... Randall Niles .... Ex-Catholics For Christ .... Example of bad information as presupposition .... The NASV translation which John R. Rice and Stewart Custer approved of
Dr. Randall Price, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary: "The number of Old Testament manuscripts discovered among the Dead Sea scrolls (about 223-233) is more than twice the number of New Testament Greek papyri (96). However, despite this abundance of ancient witnesses to the text of the Bible, few English translations of the Old Testament have been affected. The reason is that generally the biblical Qumran texts are so close to the Hebrew text behind the Masoretic Text that they lend support to, rather than emend, those versions that rely upon the Received Text."
Here is the biggest blow hard of them all-- Hank Hanegraff -- "In fact, interestingly enough, when the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered at Qumran, they predated the earliest extant text, the Masoretic text, by almost one thousand years." When did Isaiah live? Answer 700 BC. Hank does well at the use of "almost".
New King James Version Translators:
Men with correct instincts on the Dead Sea Scrolls:
If you believe that the King James Bible is the preserved Word of God, why do you need to exalt anything newly discovered? So what, why, and wherefore? If an Arab finds a mummy of a Jew in Cairo that is dated 4000 yeas old, would you dance in the street and wave your Bible in the air? Can you keep on believing the Bible without mummies?