An exploration into how the Hebrew Scriptures, considered a part of God’s inspired Word, were copied, retained their integrity, and were transmitted to the present day.
In the spring of 1947, a Bedouin shepherd threw a stone into a cave, marking an event that would be heard around the world, making the name “Dead Sea Scrolls” more known than any other associated with archaeology.
Judaism has always been a book religion: it stands or falls with the Old Testament, especially with the Pentateuch. Although no manuscript of the Hebrew Old Testament is older than the 10th-century B.C.E, save for one papyrus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, we know, from citations, translations, etc., that the consonantal text of the Old Testament was in the 1st century C.E. practically what it is today.
The Old Testament, the inspired Word of God, how was it copied, maintained as to the textual reliability, and handed down throughout the past three thousand five hundred years?
Dive into the intriguing history of the Nash Papyrus, one of the oldest known Hebrew manuscripts. Explore its significance, controversies, and enduring impact on biblical textual studies.