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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Manuscript (04/29/10)

TITLE: The Isaiah Scroll
By vincent lyons
05/05/10


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He labours over jot and tittle
With deft and tender care and skill—
A scribe who knows to err a little,
(One tiny false stroke from his quill)
Could compromise the truth’s transmittal
And lead to greater errors still.

When satisfied he rolls and seals it—
Transcription of Isaiah’s scroll;
He finds a cave and there conceals it,
A neat and compact leather roll,
Stored in a jar that safely shields it
From Qumran’s heat and bitter cold.

Two thousand years go fleeting by
Much of Isaiah’s words fulfilled—
Messiah came, was crucified—
The nation’s waiting for Him still
Just as the prophet prophesied
Who clear foretold the Father’s will.

Could this be God? Would He employ
A find like this to interject?—
A simple Bedouin shepherd boy
Should stumble on Isaiah’s text—
Did God in ages past deploy
This scroll that has the ‘wise’ perplexed?

This scroll, two thousand years in age
Concurs with Scriptures still in use—
‘Enlightened critics’ are upstaged
Who would this prophecy refuse,
Unearthed at a most crucial stage—
The land again, home to the Jews.

For saints a mighty boost to faith
This scribe of old could not foresee,
God uses to authenticate
His inspired truth, His guarantee—
This manuscript discovered late
Is witness to humanity.

No jot or tittle ever fails
All God has said will come to be;
Though years may pass His truth prevails
From Qumran to eternity—
His Word contains the truth’s details,
His manuscript of certainty.


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Charla Diehl 05/06/10
Great job with the telling of this Biblical story through your creative pen.
Linda Wright05/06/10
This is such a beautiful piece of writing about the treasure found in those caves... more confirmation of the authenticity of the scriptures for believing hearts. Well done!
Beth LaBuff 05/06/10
I love that you wrote about the Dead Sea Scrolls for the topic (the ultimate manuscript, I think!) This is truly a wonderful poem. Your first stanza emphasizes the care given in recording these writings. Beautiful work on this!
Edmond Ng 05/11/10
Nicely written poem, of ancient manuscripts revealed, to show how they are authenticated—a topic I also wrote for this week in a devotional.
Ruth Stromquist05/13/10
WOW! Awesome job on wrapping history and Spiritual significance into a great poetry format. I wrote on the Isaiah Scroll also in another format and am SUPER impressed by how well you covered all the KEY points in your poem. CONGRATULATIONS on a well deserved win!
Noel Mitaxa 05/13/10
I salute your skill in expressing God's grace: the need to express the truth accurately through a scribe; and in allowing a "chance" discovery to reveal this truth again to the world - by someone who had no idea what he had discovered! Excellent work.
Jackie Wilson05/13/10
Congrats on your EC placing. Well-done!
Joni Andrews 05/13/10
Really lovely.