Headline: “The Bible Is Really Old, Handwriting Analysis Reveals.” Thank goodness for analysts.
This is an article from LiveScience. It turns out that that the Bible is actually really old. Who knew?
Key parts of the Old Testament may have been compiled earlier than some scholars thought, suggests a new handwriting analysis of text on pottery shards.
The shards, found at a frontier fort dating to around 600 B.C., were written by at least six different people, suggesting that literacy was widespread in the ancient kingdom of Judah, said study co-author Israel Finkelstein, an archaeologist and biblical scholar at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
The article’s kinda’ boring and all about literacy but you’ve got to love the assumption that the Bible was not actually quite old.