Ancient Texts To Be Translated
Ancient Jewish texts dating back more than 2000 years are to be translated into English as part of an £84,000 research project at the University of St Andrews.
The 50 manuscripts, known as the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, include fragments from the Dead Sea Scrolls, dated between the third century BCE and 600 CE.
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Two Israeli academics project which, according to Dr James Davila who is heading the team, aims to “draw the attention of scholars to these texts to have them studied more”.
He added: “Their importance is that they tell us about how Jews in antiquity and the Middle Ages understood the scriptures.”
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