Dive into the fascinating field of Old Testament Textual Criticism, where scholarship and faith meet. Discover the methods, challenges, and significance of striving to restore the original Biblical text.
Discover why we can trust the transmission of the Hebrew text, despite the many centuries that have passed since its composition. Learn about the careful copying practices of the Hebrew scribes, the existence of multiple copies and traditions, the Masoretic tradition, and the archaeological evidence and discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls that confirm the accuracy and consistency of the Hebrew text over time.
How do we know that the Bible’s message has been accurately preserved? What strengthens our trust in God’s Word? Why is it important now more than ever to be convinced that God’s “word is truth”?
Papyrus Fouad 266 is a copy of the Pentateuch in the Greek version of the Hebrew Bible known as the Septuagint. It is a papyrus manuscript in scroll form. The manuscript has been assigned palaeographically to the second or the first-century B.C.E.
Codex Leningrad B 19A is the earliest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Scriptures (c. 1008 C.E.), which serves as a primary source for the recovery of details in the missing parts of the Aleppo Codex. The Aleppo Codex is an important Hebrew Masoretic manuscript from about 930 C.E. Codex Leningrad and the Aleppo Codex are the two most important Hebrew Old Testament manuscripts. ...
The Leningrad Codex is the oldest complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible in Hebrew, using the Masoretic Text and Tiberian vocalization. It is dated 1008 CE (or possibly 1009).
When Eglon fell to the ground and expired, his bowels relaxed and discharged their contents. This seems the most likely interpretation of the enigmatic expression wayyēṣēʾ happaršĕdōnâ at the end of v. 22.