The Talmud teaches that the ancient patriarchs were all prophets, and that each one of them left testaments for their descendants to read. These contain commands for their children, moral lessons, and prophecy. This legend is not only repeated among the Essene community, but fragments of twenty such records have been found in the Dead Sea scrolls.
In this episode of SER, I speak with Dr. Ken Johnson about his book, “Ancient Testaments of the Patriarchs: Autobiographies From the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Ken’s website Bible Facts: http://biblefacts.org