ca. 2,000 year-old Bible texts found by Dead Sea, First since Dead Sea Scrolls

Scholars just announced the discovery of ancient biblical manuscripts in a previously-excavated cave near the Dead Sea. They appear to be from a scroll of the Minor Prophets and include passages Zechariah and Nahum. The texts are written in Greek but the name of God is rendered in Hebrew letters.

Read more about these and other finds in the cave here, here and here. You can also enjoy this short video of the discovery and the overall project.

This is the first actual text discovered in an ongoing project to salvage ancient artifacts and texts around the Dead Sea and Wilderness regions before looters get them first.

About LukeChandler

Luke holds an M.A. in Ancient and Classical History and has been an adjunct professor at Florida College in Temple Terrace, Florida. Luke and his wife Melanie have five children. He serves as a minister with the North Terrace Church of Christ and has participated in multiple archaeological excavations in Israel. Luke leads popular study tours to Europe and the Bible Lands.
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