Yossi Garfinkel, the Hebrew University archaeologist in charge of the dig, is confident that the text is of Israelite origin. According to an AP report, “Garfinkel bases his identification on a three-letter verb from the inscription meaning ‘to do,’ a word he said existed only in Hebrew.”
Garfinkel explained, “‘That leads us to believe that this is Hebrew, and that this is the oldest Hebrew inscription that has been found.’”
If Garfinkel is correct, the shard would support the case for the Bible’s accuracy, as it demonstrates that Israelites kept written records of Biblical events as they took place.
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They include the translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint.
Seems like a daunting task for four scribes,
Surely they were copying from some sort of ancient text.
For one volume to contain all the Christian scriptures book technology had to make a great technological leap forward. This advance was something akin to the introduction of printing with movable type or the introduction of personal computers. Whereas most previous bound books, as opposed to rolls, were relatively short and small in page size, the Codex was huge in length and large in page size.