Those who despise God are fond of asserting that technological advancements will demonstrate that His Word is on par with tribal cultures that pass down history through ever-changing oral traditions and competing accounts, thereby demonstrating its unreliability.
Recent technological progress, however, has become yet another obstacle for those who wish to discredit the Bible.
According to Phys.org, the scarcity of writing parchment led to the widespread practice of eradicating and rewriting ancient documents.
According to recent discoveries, a Palestinian scribe was discovered to have erased and rewritten Syriac text from a Gospels volume he had obtained.
The third layer of the repurposed parchment contains the original contours of the words that were obliterated.
“A medievalist from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (OeAW) has now been able to make legible the lost words on this layered manuscript, a so-called palimpsest: Grigory Kessel discovered one of the earliest translations of the Gospels, made in the 3rd century and copied in the 6th century, on individual surviving pages of this manuscript. The findings are published in the journal New Testament Studies,” Phys.org reported.
The manuscript fragment “… was identified by Grigory Kessel using ultraviolet photography as the third layer of text, i.e., double palimpsest, in the Vatican Library manuscript.”
This is only the fourth fragment of the Old Syriac translation of the gospels known to exist.
This newly discovered manuscript is regarded as additional evidence of the Bible’s veracity and the accuracy with which it has been translated throughout human history.
— Greek City Times (@greekcitytimes) April 12, 2023
More on this story via The Western Journal:
The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the largest thorns in the side of those who dedicate themselves to denying God’s Word.
According to Logos, “Remarkably, many of these ancient scrolls closely match the medieval Masoretic Text tradition, which modern Hebrew and English Bibles are based upon, confirming the biblical text has been faithfully preserved for all these centuries.” CONTINUE READING…