May 15, 2020

Blank Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Aren't Blank

Apparently, new research discussed here reveals that four Dead Sea Scroll fragments at the University of Manchester’s John Rylands Library which were thought to be blank actually contain some text. According to the article, "The most substantial fragment has the remains of four lines of text with 15-16 letters, most of which are only partially preserved, but the word Shabbat (Sabbath) can be clearly read. This text (Ryl4Q22) may be related to the biblical book of Ezekiel (46:1-3)."

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