New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists

The New York Times‘ Isabel Kershner reports that artifacts found near the Dead Sea suggest that the first part of the Bible may have been written much¬†earlier than originally thought. A new analysis of the handwriting found on recently unearthed pottery indicated that literacy was much more widespread than previously¬†thought, meaning that the composition of the Bible could have occurred earlier than 600 B.C., the date usually associated with the earliest written text of the Christian Holy Book.

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