John C. Trever

Genesis Apocryphon, a Qumran scroll found in Cave 1, contains an interesting parallel to Mary’s conception through the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:18; Luke 1:35). In it, Noah’s father, Lamech, suspects that Noah was conceived through the visit of an angel to Noah’s mother, Batenosh. This photo shows the scroll before it was unrolled. Fragments from the scroll appear beside it.