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Israeli archaeologists out of Jerusalem say they’ve confirmed the discovery of the oldest biblical texts since the Dead Sea Scrolls. In an announcement this week, officials said that American and Israeli researchers had found biblical writing on a charred 1,500-year-old parchment. The parchment was dug up 45 years ago. That was during a time before the development of technology that could make out the writing.  The curator at the Israel Antiquities Authority told reporters Monday it’s the most significant find of an ancient Bible, other than the Dead Sea Scrolls. Hundreds of ancient texts, some of them dating back before the birth of Jesus, were unearthed in caves near the Dead Sea between the years 1946 to 1956.

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