God miraculously preserved Ancient copies of His Word in a cave near the Dead Sea...
A young Bedouin shepherd throws a rock into a cave, hears breaking pottery, and discovers some of the most significant ancient documents ever found.
The time: March 1947
The place: Qumran area on northwestern shore of Dead Sea
This true story is a wonderful example of how God has preserved His Word throughout history.
In these and nearby caves, they found older copies of Old and New Testament books than had ever been discovered before. Where else could these ancient scrolls have survived for 1900 years!
But that's not the most amazing part: when authorities compared these scrolls with scrolls previously discovered, there were only slight variations "attributed to slips of the pen and spelling variations." The contents were otherwise identical.
Think about it: thousands of years, hundreds of scribes writing by hand, and the Bible remains the same. That's nothing short of supernatural.
Sources: The Everything History of the Bible, Jeff Donley, Ph.D, copyright 2006, F&W Publications;
The Dead Seas Scrolls
If you'd like to read a few more interesting facts about these scrolls, see Bite Size Bible Study.