Kando's Antiquity Store, located in Bethlehem.Earlier today, I read an interesting article on the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls from the standpoint of legitimizing the Bible. It is a really good article and I encourage you to read it. In the article, there is a picture of Khalil Iskander Shahin, otherwise known as "Kando". I have mentioned him in my post on Qumran, which is where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. Kando was a cobbler who lived in Bethlehem. In the back of his store, he had a small antiquities shop. He ended up being "the middle man" between the bedouins and the museum curators and scholars at the time.

Today, if you travel to Bethlehem, you can stop in a Kando's. Kando's grandson runs a very nice store which specializes in jewelry, olive wood carvings and of course, antiquities.

While we don't need the Dead Sea Scrolls to believe in the accuracy of the Bible, it is nice to know that there are people like Kando. He recognized the importance of the scrolls which were brought to him and made sure that they were preserved for others to study.