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NICOSIA (Reuters Life!) – Authorities in northern Cyprus believe they have found an ancient version of the Bible written in Syriac, a dialect of the native language of Jesus.
Turkish Cypriot police testified in a court hearing they believe the manuscript could be about 2,000 years old.
"On the basis of the one photo...if I'm not mistaken some words at least seem to be in modern Syriac, a language that was not written down until the mid-19th century," he told Reuters.
Originally posted by theresult
That why this find is so interesting. If this book not a fake but is real.. then it must have some things inside it "many" others will say OH WAIT ER.. ect
I for one love that... I dont hate the bible but I do question every aspect of it.. its good to read all books no matter what is inside just so we can cross refrence the content.
I hope this baby is real and i want to know whats inside it...
The gold thing is very interesting.. anyone got any other refrences to any books wrote/written in gold???
Originally posted by octotom
If the book is 1000 years old then, I would doubt that there would be significant difference between it and the Biblical texts that we have now. Any difference would basically arise from translation--no two languages can be translated exactly. There wouldn't be many differences beyond translation issues because the Christian canon was deemed complete in AD 375, I think--somewhere around there anyway.
If it's a little older than that, it'd be quite a find, espeically if it contains the biblical texts.
My guess is that it will probably either be a hoax or it's going to contain Gnostic writings. Interesting find none the less.