MembersQumran – Where God’s word waited

This 9th part finds us at the lowest place on the planet as we muse on a message that lay locked in a safe while ‘Christian’ history played out.

By Stan Goodenough | | Topics: Guiding God's Land
The caves of Qumran. Photo by Stan Goodenough
The caves of Qumran. Photo by Stan Goodenough

Significant Scripture

Who has ever heard of such things? Who has ever seen things like this? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? Yet no sooner is Zion in labour than she gives birth to her children. (Isaiah 66:8)


Nearly twenty centuries have passed since two-thirds of the people of Judea perished in Rome’s genocidal wars. In that time, the descendants of those who survived siege and sword were scattered among the Gentiles, where they faced the decimation of unending persecution and came close to annihilation once again, this time in another genocidal war heralded as “the Final Solution to the Jewish Question”.

Down the dark and desperate ages between these holocausts, their eyes locked on Zion, the remnant of a nation that was once as numerous as the stars clung fast to hope, and to faith, praying daily for their return to the Promised Land and its eternal capital, Jerusalem.

And all this long, long and...

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2 responses to “Qumran – Where God’s word waited”

  1. J E says:

    This article is amazing. My understanding of the True and Living God has grown in a way that I could not have believed. To see Him watching over these little scrolls and what these men had put there in those caves until just the right time when Israel was declared a nation…I am in awe. It is as if He is saying, “Look! This is the Time I was talking about!!!! Look at what I have done and look at what I have been doing all these 2000 plus years, and consider what I am doing now !” He wasn’t bored, He hadn’t cast off or forgotten His people, even when the rest of the world had. They were always in the palm of His Hand, the Apple of His Eye, and I can’t wait to see how He will be restore the years that the locust have eaten. Hallelujah!!! Blessed be Yehovah forever and ever.

  2. Robert's World says:

    What a great historical and Biblical lesson! What else will God do in these days?

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