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The six biblical manuscripts that stay within the Freer Gallery of artwork in Washington, D.C., are traditionally major artifacts for tracing the early background of the transmission of the writings that make up the recent testomony and the Septuagint. The manuscripts, all bought in Egypt first and foremost of the 20th century by means of Charles Freer, date to the 3rd via 5th centuries and contain codices of the 4 Gospels, Deuteronomy and Joshua, the Psalms, and the Pauline Epistles, in addition to a Coptic codex of the Psalms and a papyrus codex of the Minor Prophets, which, till the invention of the lifeless Sea Scrolls, was once the earliest Greek manuscript of the Minor Prophets recognized. the 10 essays during this quantity are a striking selection of clean scholarship with long term price for the learn of what's a small yet hugely precious treasure trove of biblical manuscripts.

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