A shepherd found the Dead Sea Scrolls in a cave area just to the northwest
of the Dead Sea in 1947. They were in pottery jars, which helped to
preserve them. John Trever, an American scholar, later authenticated
them. The Dead Sea Scrolls have been generally
accepted as authentic. However, it is not my intention to try to authenticate
the scrolls. There is plenty of information available on the subject.
The reason I mention the Dead Sea Scrolls is simply because they authenticate
the Bible. One of the scrolls has been found to be a copy of the Book
of Isaiah of The Bible and it has been confirmed that the Isaiah scroll
is about one thousand years older than any Hebrew manuscript ever found.