Tag Archives: Manuscripts

Another Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Found (Photos)

For the first time in over 60 years, scholars have identified another Dead Sea Scrolls cave. This newly excavated cave has everything one finds in a DSS cave (storage jars with lids, protective cloth wrap, leather binding straps, etc.) except … Continue reading

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First Temple “Jerusalem” Papyrus Revealed to Public

We have more news about the papyrus discovery I mentioned earlier. The Israel Antiquities Authority has revealed what they describe as “the earliest extra-biblical source to mention Jerusalem in Hebrew writing.” C14 tests and paleographic analysis date the papyrus to … Continue reading

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Two New Discoveries Relate to Ancient Jerusalem

Two new archaeological finds relate to Jerusalem in the Old and New Testament periods. Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have found the northernmost wall of 1st century AD Jerusalem and discovered the point where the attacking Romans breached it during … Continue reading

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The New “Dead Sea Scrolls” – Are They Real?

My previous post on newly-surfaced fragments of “Dead Sea Scrolls” mentions they may be a great discovery “if they can be authenticated.” A followup article by the same author asks if some or most of these fragments are forgeries. That’s an important … Continue reading

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25 New Dead Sea Scrolls(?) Revealed

25 published Bible manuscripts may be genuine “Dead Sea Scrolls” from some 2,000 years ago, and there are more to come. This is a great discovery if they can be authenticated, though some are concerned they could be forgeries. The origin … Continue reading

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Is Mark’s Gospel in a Mummy Mask?

Sources have recently reported that a late-1st century copy of Mark’s Gospel on papyrus has been discovered in secondary use as mummy wrapping. The dating is said to be ca. AD 90 or earlier, making it the earliest known copy … Continue reading

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Earliest Fragment of Romans Discovered?

A papyrus fragment with text from Romans 9 and 10 has been dated just this week to the mid-2nd century. If the date hold up, it is the oldest known fragment of Romans and one of the oldest extant copies … Continue reading

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Has a new stash of old Jewish texts been discovered?

Word is out that some very old Jewish texts, including copies of scripture, have been found in an Afghanistan cave along the Silk Road. The discovery reportedly includes passages from Isaiah, an unknown history of the kingdom of Judea (the … Continue reading

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Possible 2nd century manuscript of “Hebrews” discovered

Word has it a 2nd century fragment of Hebrews 11 was discovered three weeks ago. If the dating is correct this would be (I believe) the oldest extant copy of that book and one of the oldest New Testament manuscripts yet … Continue reading

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Fragment of ‘Oldest Bible’ (Codex Sinaiticus) Discovered

A 30 year-old Greek researcher, pursuing a PhD in Britain, found a fragment of the Codex Sinaiticus in St. Catherine’s Monastery. The  monastery is located by Mt. Horeb – the traditional Mt. Sinai – in Egypt. The Codex Sinaiticus is a … Continue reading

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