Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Oldest Biblical Text

I realise this is old news, but I have only recently come across this information so I thought I would make a post for anyone else who might of missed it. Gabriel Barkay, an Israeli archaeologist, discovered what is thought to be the oldest preserved copy of Biblical text, a number of years ago. On the left of this post you can see the discovery and on the right you can see the restored text and English translation (NOTE: unfortunately it translates YHWH as Lord). These verses are from Numbers 6:24-26 and constitute a priestly blessing.
For more information check out this news item or the Israeli government's website on archaeology.

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