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By: Biblical Archaeology Society Staff Paleographer Ada Yardeni identified the handwriting of a single scribe on more than 50 Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and Masada.What can this tell us about the scribal community at Qumran?At the time of the discovery of the Scrolls the area was controlled by Jordan. Then the team divided the 500 different texts among themselves for publication – an act of enormous scholarly pride and greed, because this was far more work than anyone could possibly have completed in a lifetime.Seven scholars were assigned to assemble the fragments. Only one scholar ever published his entire assignment, but the work was so bad that an article correcting it is longer than his original publication.However, Israel was unwilling to risk international criticism, so the scholars continued to guard their “right” to the hoard of texts.It was not until 1991, when various pressures, and the publication of computer reconstructed photographic transcripts of the Scrolls, made the entire collection generally available.Printed Bibles have been in use for about 500 years. In fact, the oldest copy in existence, until the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, dates back about 1,100 years.Prior to that, copies of the Scriptures were hand-written. The question could always be asked: How can we know that errors did not occur in the copying?
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