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Israeli Experts Announce Discovery of New Dead Sea Scrolls

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PeteS in CA:
Israeli Experts Announce Discovery of New Dead Sea Scrolls

https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/israel-dead-sea-scrolls/2021/03/16/id/1013937/


--- Quote ---Israeli archaeologists on Tuesday announced the discovery of dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments bearing a biblical text found in a desert cave and believed hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.

The fragments of parchment bear lines of Greek text from the books of Zechariah and Nahum and have been dated around the 1st century AD based on the writing style, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority. They are the first new scrolls found in archaeological excavations in the desert south of Jerusalem in 60 years.
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The roughly 80 new pieces are believed to belong to a set of parchment fragments found in a site in southern Israel known as the “Cave of Horror” — named for the 40 human skeletons found there during excavations in the 1960s — that also bear a Greek rendition of the Twelve Minor Prophets, a book in the Hebrew Bible. The cave is located in a remote canyon around 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Jerusalem.
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Since the OT was originally in Hebrew (plus a few portions in Aramaic), variants in Greek manuscripts would probably be relevant to the evolution or branching of the Greek translation(s).

mrpotatohead:

--- Quote from: PeteS in CA on March 18, 2021, 12:33:26 PM ---Israeli Experts Announce Discovery of New Dead Sea Scrolls

https://www.newsmax.com/world/globaltalk/israel-dead-sea-scrolls/2021/03/16/id/1013937/

Since the OT was originally in Hebrew (plus a few portions in Aramaic), variants in Greek manuscripts would probably be relevant to the evolution or branching of the Greek translation(s).

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