Manuscripts

Hobby Lobby sues Oxford professor for $7M over stolen Bible fragments

"Hobby Lobby Stores has filed a $7 million lawsuit in the United States against a former professor from the U.K.’s Oxford University who was arrested last year after being accused of stealing ancient Bible fragments from the university and selling them to the U.S. arts and crafts retail chain." - C.Post

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Scholar argues 'fake' Shapira Bible manuscript is actually oldest-known copy

"Idan Dershowitz, 38, now claims the manuscript is, indeed, real and far older than Shapira thought. Dershowitz published his claims and arguments in a paper released earlier this month, 'The Valediction of Moses: New Evidence on the Shapira Deuteronomy Fragments.'" - Fox

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“First-Century Mark,” Published at Last?

"It looks like we are finally getting that First-Century Mark (henceforth, FCM) fragment everyone has been talking about for years. (By the designation 'FCM' I am not implying that it actually dates to the first century. I don’t know the date yet. I only mean that 'FCM' is probably the actual papyrus that has been reported to be the first-century Mark fragment.)" ETC

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Scientists have formally announced their reconstruction of the Ein Gedi Scroll, the most ancient Hebrew scroll since the Dead Sea Scrolls

Computers Decipher Burnt Scroll Found in Ancient Holy Ark

"Radiocarbon dating of the scroll suggests that it may be between 1,700 and 1,800 years old, at least 200 years older than previously thought. ... the scroll’s distinctive handwriting hearkens back to the first or second century A.D."

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