"The Church is precisely Israel"

Cross, Jr., Frank M.
April 1956
New Republic;4/9/56, Vol. 134 Issue 15, p17
The author describes the Dead Sea scrolls and the impact that they could have on New Testament scholarship. The value of the scrolls is that scholars can use them to reconstruct the history of early biblical texts. The question of how a historical view of Jesus Christ based on the scrolls might adversely effect Christian doctrine is seen as unlikely by the author.


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