Computers Decipher Burnt Scroll Found in Ancient Holy Ark

Scientists have formally announced their reconstruction of the Ein Gedi Scroll, the most ancient Hebrew scroll since the Dead Sea Scrolls.

CHR Comment: The Ein Gedi Scroll contains a text of Leviticus that is consistent with the Masoretic text used by Jews and Christians today. This is also likely the kind of Hebrew text known to Jerome, who translated the Vulgate. The text stands between the Dead Sea Scrolls and those discovered in the medieval Cairo Genizah, helping to fill a gap in the story of the biblical text.

The second article below dates the text to between the second and fourth centuries AD.

Source: Computers Decipher Burnt Scroll Found in Ancient Holy Ark

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0922/En-Gedi-scroll-unfurled-How-technology-helped-reveal-an-ancient-biblical-text

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