My husband purchased a DVD about the Dead Sea Scrolls.
I think he wanted to watch this DVD with me because he thought it would have something on it that would validate Mormonism. However, after watching it for several hours the only thing that he could come up with was this:
“So they found the book of Isaiah among the Dead Sea Scrolls and it is almost (95%) just like the KJV of the Bible and just like the direct quotes of Isaiah from the Book of Mormon, so the critics who say Jospeh Smith just copied a modern version of the KJV of the Bible are wrong because this ancient text has the same translation.”
However, he missed the biggest problem to Mormonism with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. In the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith wrote a different version of the book of Isaiah, which is supposed to be the pure, original translation. In my Book of Mormon in the footnotes for 2 Nephi Chapter 12 it states: Comparison with the King James Bible in English shows that there are differences in more than half of the 433 verses of Isaiah quoted in the Book of Mormon, while about 200 verses have the same wording as KJV.
So, if the Book of Mormon were true than the Dead Seas Scrolls version of Isaiah should match the Book of Mormon version (or at least allude to parts of it), but it doesn’t. It just matches the King James Version translation we have today. The Dead Sea Scrolls contain the oldest copy of the Old Testament ever found and are 1,000 years older than any other original copy (dating before Christ). My point is better explained here.
There is another issue in that Isaiah is said to have had several authors which goes against 1 Nephi 19:23-24, but I will have to look more into that.