12th August 2011
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A dull-looking chart projected on the wall of a university office in Jerusalem displayed a revelation that would startle many readers of the Old Testament: The sacred text that people revered in the past was not the same one we study today.
An ancient version of one book has an extra phrase. Another appears to have been revised to retroactively insert a prophecy after the events happened.
The project’s scholars have been at work on their critical edition of the Hebrew Bible, a version intended mainly for the use of other scholars, since 1958.
The scholars note where the text we have now differs from older versions — differences that are evidence of the inevitable textual hiccups, scribal errors and other human fingerprints that became part of the Bible as it was passed on, orally and in writing.
Wow, you mean, the bible has been altered and changed multiple times throughout history to not only change meaning but even add in events that were supposed to be prophecy after they happened? This is the unalterable word of God given to man as his greatest gift that we are all supposed to worship and adore! Or…it’s just a poorly cobbled together book, how much more clear does that need to be to religious individuals? Check the link for the specific examples and more information on the project in general.