Scientists say they have found a hidden chapter of the Bible

By Bo Beard | May 3, 2024

Underlying text

Researchers have reported the uncovering of an ancient rendition of a Bible chapter that had been concealed beneath layers of text for over 1,500 years.

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Utilizing ultraviolet photography, Kessel managed to reveal the underlying text beneath three layers of writing on a palimpsest, an ancient manuscript where new text was written over existing content, leaving remnants of the original script visible.

Grigory Kessel

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Grigory Kessel, a historian from the Austrian Academy of Sciences, disclosed this finding earlier this year in an article published in New Testament Studies, a scholarly journal from Cambridge University Press.