The Secret of the Missing Scrolls – Part 2

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls; fun Bible adventure theme for kids

DEAD SEA SCROLLS ~ A FUN BIBLE ADVENTURE THEME FOR KIDS

This theme is a fun apologetics adventure for kids, bringing history and the Bible to life while confirming that God says what He means and means what He says. Click here for part 1 which includes a free sample letter you can download for your child. All about the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, this theme is designed to teach our children that they can ABSOLUTELY trust God’s Word! Now, here is the first article in this exciting free series…

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THE SECRET OF THE MISSING SCROLLS ~ ARTICLE 1 FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE (A4)

This FREE article for kids is the first of a two-part series. They are designed to compliment each other, so you will need to send both. It is available in English or French. Scroll down to the end of this post to read the article text.

The Secret of the Missing Scrolls article; fun Bible adventure theme for kids about the Dead Sea Scrolls; free printable

DOWNLOAD:  English | French

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LAMINATE

Laminate the articles for your homeschool or Sunday school students to keep them looking nice. For this series, you may like to laminate both articles back-to-back in the one laminating sleeve. Or you may like to make up your own DIY Activity Book and add some fun activities.

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OTHER LANGUAGES

For other sponsored children who are NOT ENGLISH or FRENCH speaking, this article can still be sent to them but you may like to make sure to include all text in the letter so that it gets translated. (Note: please check the current guidelines to see if this is necessary). Add a short note and some hugs and kisses and that’s an extra letter. If you would like to do this for your child too, you are welcome to ‘copy and paste’ any of my text below.

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RELATED LINKS

The Secrets of the Missing Scrolls – part 1 – p3p4p5 – p6p7 – p8

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Older Boys

FREE Dare to be a Daniel poster for kids (Daniel in the Lions' Den) with Bible verse from Daniel 1:8; free printable

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THE SECRET OF THE MISSING SCROLLS  ~ ARTICLE 1 TEXT

The Bible

It is the most powerful book that has ever been written—it is the Word of God!

Have you ever wondered how we got the Bible? Did you know that the first parts of the Bible were originally written—by hand—in Hebrew? Any copies also had to be handwritten. Imagine how long it took! Over time, it was translated into different languages, also handwritten. The writers—they were called scribes—had to make sure that every tiny detail of God’s Word was accurate. Everything was carefully checked. It was a very important job.

In 1947, a shepherd discovered a cave high up on a cliff near Khirbet Qumran on the Dead Sea. Inside, he found some very old clay pots with ancient scrolls in them. The parchments were so old, many were falling to pieces and in tiny fragments. He was disappointed. He had been hoping to find a very great treasure. Ultimately, 950 scrolls were found in 11 different caves. They had been hiding there about 2,000 years, and were named the ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’. They include the earliest copies of the Old Testament that we have. It was a very great treasure, the greatest archaeological treasure of the century! Scholars from museums and universities took photos of the fragments using powerful cameras. Many years later, they are still trying to fit the fragments together—today! It is the ultimate jigsaw puzzle! One of the scrolls was a copy of the Old Testament book of Isaiah, copied about 125BC. The earliest copy we had up until then was from the 10th century. The original book of Isaiah was written about 750BC. Everyone was curious to see how the two copies would compare. We all know how easily a story can change when it is passed around. And the Bible was passed around a lot! It went to three different continents and was copied many times. Was it still accurate? To everyone’s astonishment, the two copies—which were written 1000 years apart—were almost identical! All vital content remained the same. God made sure that His Word can be trusted! 

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THANK YOU / MERCI BEAUCOUP!

A very big thank you to D. Walther for very kindly providing the French translation for us on behalf of all our French speaking children.

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And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget to tell them whose words were ‘God-breathed’ onto those scrolls all those centuries ago. The God of the Old Testament is the same Lord Jesus who walked the streets of first century Israel, who died to pay the penalty of our sins and then rose again…

Tell them about Jesus!

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Information from:  deadseascrolls.org.il; dss.collections.imj.org.il; khouse.org; imj.org.il/en/wings/shrine-book; timesofisrael.com/google-meets-qumran-thousands-of-dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-go-online; and other sources
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