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Israel: earlier than thought

Archaeologists have found evidence to suggest that biblical texts may have been composed earlier than originally believed, it was reported in April.

Bible Society’s Newswatch / The Guardian

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Part of Tel Aviv University | photo: wiki

A Tel Aviv University team used handwriting technology which found that a cache of Hebrew inscriptions, dated to around 600 BC, were written by at least six different authors. This discovery suggests there was widespread literacy in ancient Judah at the time that would support the composition of the biblical texts.