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World's 2nd-oldest Bible fragment posted online

Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 12/22/2012 @ 6:57 pm In Diversions,Faith | No Comments

(Jerusalem Post) The University of Cambridge posted online thousands of pages from fragile religious manuscripts earlier this month.

One of the documents scanned and uploaded to the Cambridge Digital Library is the Nash Papyrus, a 2,000-year-old fragment containing the Ten Commandments and part of the Shema prayer discovered in Egypt in the late 19th century.

It is the world’s second oldest known manuscript containing a text from the Hebrew Bible. The oldest are the Dead Sea Scrolls.


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