X-Ray technology reveals new text in 1500-year-old Coptic manuscript of Book of Acts

X-Ray technology reveals new text in 1500-year-old Coptic manuscript of Book of Acts

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Experts at the University of Iowa are finally able to look at the pages of a badly damaged ancient manuscript that is believed to be the Biblical book of Acts.

The manuscript known as M.910 arrived at New York City’s Morgan Library in the early 1960s.

Iowa Public Radio reports the manuscript was originally recorded by Coptic monks in Egypt roughly 1,500 years ago.

But researchers had no way of examining the fragile, damaged book, which was sealed together by water and fire damage, until now.

University of Kentucky computer scientist W. Brent Seales and University of Iowa early Christianity scholar Paul Dilley are using the same process that was used to decode the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Their new x-ray images of the manuscript are still being processed and examined.

But it’s not just the Book of Acts that’s hidden in the previously unaccessed manuscript.

This article continues at [CBN News] Ancient Version of Book of Acts Finally Being Decoded, and There May Be a Bonus Discovery

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