Tag: Dead Sea Scrolls

What Is the Oldest Hebrew Bible?

11/01 | The oldest Hebrew Bible texts are the Dead Sea Scrolls (c. 250 B.C.E.–115 C.E.), but the most nearly complete copies of the Hebrew Bible are codices from a thousand years   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible.

Who Were the Essenes?

10/07 | In a recent study about the Essenes of Qumran, archaeologist Eyal Regev used the tools of social archaeology to answer the question “Who were the Essenes?”   Read more…

Posted in Biblical Archaeology Sites, Dead Sea Scrolls.

Tischendorf on Trial for Removing Codex Sinaiticus, the Oldest New Testament

09/23 | Constantine Tischendorf’s chance finding of Codex Sinaiticus, the oldest New Testament manuscript, at St. Catherine’s Monastery in the Sinai—and his later removal of the manuscript—made him both famous and infamous.   Read more…

Posted in Archaeologists, Biblical Scholars & Works, Artifacts and the Bible, Bible Versions and Translations, New Testament.

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