Writer John W. Reynolds makes some timely comparisons from his study of the Book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament (Oct. 4 guest commentary, "Trying to find reason in an often unreasonable world").
He concludes with a beautifully written glimpse into the life of Jesus Christ and a plea to follow Jesus' command to love God and our neighbors as ourselves.
Interestingly, the commentary on Habakkuk that is found among the Dead Sea Scrolls can readily serve as a starting place for the study of the scrolls. It is here where the "teacher of righteousness" and his opponent the "wicked priest" are best introduced.
Also, in the Dead Sea Scrolls, a controversy centers around a promised messiah. Is he a "pierced" messiah or a "piercing" messiah? (4Q285, 11Q14).
Christ is both, as reflected by his mortal ministry during the meridian of time and by his anticipated second coming.