What's the matter, Phil? Are you embarrassed by your inability to respond without insulting?<quoted text>
You were so long winded in your inquiry I would have never come to the conclusion and the point of your question.
When you preach or ramble, which ever it is, are you constantly looking in the mirror too?
You are asking me to tell you which scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls are legitimate? Is that what you are asking.
It appears from your blathering that you teachers have confused you with as they say in the Corp. "bravo sierra."
Is this your only question or does it have equally other rambling disjointed conclusions based on assumption posed by other assumptions?
Simply put, cut to the chase! I'll entertain three questions which are logical, not speclative, gramatically correct so as to not be vague or misleading and are pointed toward some conclusion, not merely more "confusion." You have had a real hard time as your pompous attitude seems to fog your reasoning.
Don't merely repaste my entire comments unless you need the citation to stay on task. Even if you don't at least try to appear that you have some level of understanding and not merely blind contradiction.
Phil, a slave of Jesus Christ,
Here is the quote you gave, Phil:
2 Timothy 3:16-17, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."
I simply asked you to identify scripture within the Dead Sea Scrolls that either is or is not regarded, by you, under your study of scripture, to be Holy Scripture, "God-breathed."
The Dead Sea Scrolls contained a lot of non-scriptural material. I am not asking about that. I am asking about texts that Paul understood to be "Holy Scripture" at the time to which the writer of the 2nd Letter to Timothy makes reference.
But, I don't think you have the background to be able to answer that question or provide that list. So, to cover your inability to answer, you resort to insulting.
To answer that question, one has to study the period in which Paul (Saul) was a student and became a scribe, in order to find out which texts were considered by the Jews at the time to be legitimately of divine origin. This is not a trick question. It is a question of context and Jewish canon.
To be honest, Phil, you ought to just say, "I don't know the answer to your question." Then, if you want to say, "... and I don't care, because I don't think it matters, anyway," that would be consistent.
So. Let's go about asking and getting to an answer of the same question, but in a sort of reverse chronology. If you can't figure out how to answer this one, your insults are going to be seen as kind of hollow.
What bible do you approve of, as being The One your sect of Christians believes is "God-breathed?"