Episode 4: Eucharist and the Scrolls
Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls • 29m
Essene life focused on their daily “Thanksgiving” meal. Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Dr. John Bergsma explore the Last Supper, the Mass, and the Eucharist in light of what the Dead Sea Scrolls tell us of the Essenes’ sacred meal.
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Episode 5: Marriage, Celibacy and the...
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Episode 6: Holy Orders and the Scrolls
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Episode 7: St. Paul and the Scrolls
Father Dave Pivonka, TOR, and Dr. John Bergsma discuss the many interesting connections between the writings of St. Paul and of the Essenes—and what they tell us about works, faith, justification, and why the Church was part of Jesus’ plan from the beginning.