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Ten Commandments Fragment Digitized By Cambridge Digital Library

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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:30 AM

See An Ancient Ten Commandments Fragment Digitized By Cambridge Digital Library
June 22, 2017 By Jake Romm
If you’re looking for some light weekend reading, well, the Cambridge Digital Library has got you covered — that is, if you can read ancient Hebrew text. As Open Culture reports, the Library digitized the Nash Papyrus, “a second-century BCE fragment containing the text of the Ten Commandments followed by the Šemaʿ,” back in 2012. The papyrus is named after Egyptologist Dr. Walter Llewllyn Nash who purchased the document in 1902 from an antiques dealer in Cairo. It is, with the exception of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known biblical text. Though the actual purpose of the Papyrus is unknown, the Library website states that, “it has been suggested that it is, in fact, from a phylactery (tefillin, used in daily prayer).”
H/t: PaleoJudaica

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