Biblical Manuscript’s and the History behind them

As human societies began to develop forms of writing that were easy to learn, people began to write down the stories, songs (Psalms), and prophecies that would one day become a part of the Bible. This process took centuries. While some books were being written and collected, others were still being passed on in storytelling fashion. The very first manuscripts of the books that make up the Old and New Testaments have never been found, and most likely wore out from continued use or were destroyed centuries ago. However, copies of these manuscripts were made by hand and became valued possessions of synagogues, churches, and monasteries. Before these copies wore out new copies were made, and then eventually copies were made from these copies-and so on, from one generation to the next. Some very old copies of both the Old and New Testament writings have been preserved, and they are now…

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