Until that point the earliest hebrew bible was from around 1200 AD. The dead sea scrolls were written around the time of Jesus, 100BC to 100 AD. The differences between the two were minor punctionation errors and minor word differences. But what you have, is what Jesus had at the time. Pretty incredible to think about.
The Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum was the next stop. It's a huge, and very well designed museum with fitting symbolism and architecture. Unfortunately, it was PACKED. 15 ft aisles filled with tour groups. We have 50 minutes, and I'm sure you could spend days days watching the testimonies and reading the accounts. Man's capacity for evil is chilling. 6 million Jews and 10 million total were killed in the camps. Our guide made a note, that I never thought about. What do you think of when you think of the camps? Auhswitz? (sp) That's what we said. The most people were killed there, but other camps had similiar numbers. You think that, because it was liberated before everyone could be killed. There were 65,000 survivors. Only one survivor remained from a 2nd camp where 700,000 lost their lives. Again, chilling.
Ok...Lisa is out of the shower now, and will take over...
Shalom Ya'll! We are running short on time, so this will be quick:
We arrived in the Palestinian area that poses Bethleham to see the Bethleham Bible college and it's library, here's Mom!
And visited the Church of the Nativity... more pictures from inside that to come. The door was made super tiny to keep out horses and animals when the church was occupied by enemies and the church dates from the 5th Century... way cool. Loation of Jesus' birth.