Do most people accept The Dead Sea Scrolls as lining up almost exactly with the Old Testament scripture?
No. The Dead Sea Scrolls are writings from a Jewish apocalyptic sect in Qumran before the Hebrew Bible actually had a canon. There are similarities and there are places where the words are the same, however, they (the sect in Qumran) were not trying to duplicate the Hebrew Bible and so their writings are not as you say ‘exact’.
Cheryl Durham, Ph.D.
Cheryl is the Executive Director at Living Truth. She is also currently Dean of Students and Professor of New Testament Culture and History at Master's International University of Divinity. She holds a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling, a Doctor of Biblical Studies in Worldview and a Ph.D. in New Testament History and Culture.