Manuscript Evidence

In 1979 Prof. Gabriel Barkay decided to do some archaeological research outside the walls of the Old City and decided on a ridge above the Hinnom valley by the Scottish Church of St. Andrew in Jerusalem. Upon exploration, Prof. Barkay explained: “In one chamber more...

What is the greatest archeological find of the 20th Century? The Dead Sea Scrolls! A shepherd boy named Abu Dahoud tossed a stone in a cave hoping to find one of his sheep – the year was 1947; the place was Qumran, on the Northeast...

Another category of rabbinical interpretative literature dating back to this time is the Midrash.  This goes back as far as 400BC, and we have copies dating to shortly before the time of Christ. By the way, our Western legal tradition is very much...

The Talmud took around 600 years to compile, from the 1st Century BC to 5th Century AD. The Jews believed the Torah, i.e., the first five books of the Bible (Pentateuch), were authored by Moses. However, along with the written Torah, the Jews also believe...

As today with Wycliffe Bible Translators, Christians have been translating Scripture into the language of people they’re trying to reach for almost 2000 years. We have hundreds of copies of the entire Bible translated into many languages (including Syriac, Coptic, Latin, and of course Greek)...