In Jerusalem, scholars trace Bible evolution

Bible Project members check the Aleppo Codex, the manuscript of the Bible written in the 10th centuryAugust 12, 2011: Scholars at the Hebrew University have been quietly at work for 53 years on one of the most ambitious projects attempted in biblical studies — publishing the authoritative edition of the Old Testament and tracking every single evolution of the text over centuries and millennia.

The ongoing work of the Bible Project ‘detectives’ shows that the text was somewhat fluid for long periods of its history, and that its transmission through the ages was messier and more human than most of us imagine.

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