Why This 2,000-Year-Old Scroll Holds a Key to One of Israel’s Greatest Treasures

by | Jan 3, 2020 | Culture

Could secrets contained in the most enigmatic of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Copper Scroll, hold the keys to one of the greatest treasures in Israel’s history? Author Shelley Neese says yes.

Neese, vice president of The Jerusalem Connection International in Washington, D.C., says the scroll, discovered in 1952, may be the one witness to a covert operation to rescue Temple tithes and vessels before foreign invaders overran Jerusalem’s gates more than two millennia ago.

The Copper Scroll story also becomes inadvertently tethered to Israel’s modern battle for the Temple Mount.

“The Copper Scroll reveals Israel’s ancient past, but it also latches onto her future,” Neese, a Christian, told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. “In fact, it’s the ultimate study for my own faith, and I expect it to be for every person who reads about it in my book, The Copper Scroll Project.

The Copper Scroll Project is a story about hope; it breeds hope—a hope that the Temple’s lost treasures will restore the faith of all non-believers. They hope that Israel—a nation that has known more than its share of persecution—will, upon receiving remnants of its glorious past, be reassured of God’s promise to her exceptional covenant.”

For more of this fascinating story of the Copper Scroll, listen to this podcast.

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