New Analysis Finds a Mysterious Second Author For One of The Dead Sea Scrolls

Not much is known about the Dead Sea Scrolls — the oldest known manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible — but artificial intelligence revealed that one of them was likely written by two people. A three-line gap, change in material, and different handwriting (detected by the algorithm) point to the possibility of a change in scribe during the writing of the scroll “1QIsaa”. This study is said to reinforce that “the shift to the digital offers a new opening for the study of sacred texts”. Read full article here

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