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Manuscripts before the time of Christ?

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  • Manuscripts before the time of Christ?

    For the reason of source materials, what Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic documents or texts existed that we have today Before the Common Era or the previous time of Jesus?

    What are the Egyptian documents?
    Last edited by berryallen; 07-22-18, 09:57 AM.

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS) date from ~125 BC, and they were from the Qumran Community of Essenes, of which some believe that John the Baptizer was a member.

    Then there are 1 & 2 Maccabees, which detail the siege of Rome when the Temple was without sanctified "holy oil" from which the Menorah in the Temple got its oil for lighting inside the Temple. As a history, it is fascinating reading, as Scripture, it was not determined not to rise to the "high jump bar" of the OT canon . (yes, I am simplifying).

    1. Any verse ripped from its context is a pretext 100% of the time

    2. We attack lies so others will see the truth; that is proof of our love for all cultists, not our hatred .

    3. Inconsistency is a tiny hobgoblin haunting every cult

    4. "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. Voltaire