Friday, May 04, 2018

More on those new DSS bits

UPDATE: Hidden Text Found on 'Blank' Dead Sea Scrolls (Laura Geggel, Live Science). I have already posted on this discovery, but this article covers the story very well and clearly and also has a detail that I have not seen before:
The newfound writing came from the books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus, which are in the Hebrew Bible (also known as the Old Testament of the Christian Bible), and the Book of Jubilees, a text written at the same time as the Hebrew Bible that was never incorporated into the biblical books, the archaeologists said.
My emphasis. That's the first mention I recall of a Jubilees fragment among the recovered texts.

Also, the article has a good, brief video.

Background here.

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