Researchers: Ancient Scroll Discovered in Israel Contains Verses From Leviticus

“[T]his is the most ancient scroll from the five books of the Hebrew Bible to be found since the Dead Sea scrolls, most of which are ascribed to the end of the Second Temple period (first century BCE-first century CE)” Tablet

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Bert Perry's picture

Cool......

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.

Ron Bean's picture

Archeology has always been interesting and this is fascinating. One question. Will new translations consider the varients (if there are any) in this "oldest manuscript"?

"Some things are of that nature as to make one's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache." John Bunyan

CAWatson's picture

Ron Bean wrote:

Archeology has always been interesting and this is fascinating. One question. Will new translations consider the varients (if there are any) in this "oldest manuscript"?

Ron, 

No Old Testament translation has considered "variants." There is no definitive critical text of the Old Testament. There are two ongoing projects - the "Hebrew Bible: A Critical Edition" (http://ohb.berkeley.edu/) as is the Hebrew University Bible Project (http://www.hum.huji.ac.il/english/units.php?cat=4981&incat=4980). No modern translation (to the best of my knowledge) has, or would break away from Aleppo/Leningrad.