1. The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Manual of Discipline

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3. The Dead Sea Scrolls are so significant because it's antiquity has a powerful impact on our understanding of the Bible and provides perspectives on the nature and content of biblical literature. They were found in 1947 in Qumran caves where ancient people hid some of the manuscripts by sealing them in clay jars and wrapping them in linen to preserve them. The scrolls were made of leather, treated with salt and flour, tanned with gall-nut liquid, and written with carbon ink, also known as powdered charcoal. The three most important Dead Sea Scrolls are the Great Isaiah Scroll, the Manual of Discipline, and the Habbakkuk Commentary. The Great Isaiah Scroll is the only complete biblical book that dates from 120 BCE, hardly differs from the version used today, and shows how faithful people transmitted the Bible over centuries. The Manual of Discipline demonstrates, in some sense, how a community acted or thought because it regulated relationships of conduct between the Jewish community of the Qumranites. The Habbakkuk Commentary references events in a writer's own time, the recent past, or the near future.
A Jewish community known as the Essene (Qumranites) had removed themselves from Jerusalem because they were disgusted by the corrupted high priests. The Essene settled in Qumran in the Judaean Desert east of Jerusalem. The Manual of Discipline was intended for priests and guardians who controlled the admission of new members. It contained an explanation of moral ideas, an admission ceremony, disciplinary statutes, and psalms praising obedience.

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2. Dear author,
I want the story to be written as if Judith's maid is the one who cut off Holopherne's head. Judith should still be rich, charming, courageous, and religious. The maid should be beautiful and dressed up with jewelry, make up, and a dress. In addition, she should be able to effectively communicate with Holophernes so that when the time is right, she can bring glory to all of Israel. Judith should travel with her maid and give her guidance when necessary. By having the maid kill Holophernes, slaves will be encouraged to work for us and learn our religion.

3. Judith 11:21 “They declared, From one end of the earth to the other there is not a woman to compare with her for beauty of face and shrewdness of speech.”

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The seventh Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows, is influenced by the story of Matthew. On Dumbledore's grave a passage is written which states, “He will be devoted to one and despise the other.” This statement is similar to Matthew 6:24.


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The Green Mile by Stephen King is influenced by the gospels story of Jesus Christ. It references the crucifixion by having the protagonist executed alongside two thieves.


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Superman is influenced by the Bible since he is sent to Earth and grows up with superhuman abilities for good just like Jesus Christ.


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Evan Almighty is a modern day replica of Genesis, more specifically Noah's Ark.


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J.B. Archibald MacLeish is about the story of an obedient man whom God put through multiple hardships to test his character, Job.

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The similarity between the three images is the fact that there are seven angel's with trumpets, seven seals, and seven faces on the dragon and beast. The difference between the illustrations is what each represents. The first illustration represents the seven seals that the Lamb (Jesus Christ) breaks as the beginning of the end of earth. The second depiction represents the seven trumpets and how each one is blown a catastrophe occurs. The third image represents the seven visions with the seven headed dragon, who is the devil or satan, the seven headed beast who is granted permission to mouth blasphemy, and the two-horned beast who worked miracles and persuaded people to erect an image in honor of the beast.