Used by permission of John Clayton, Q1, 2017 Does God Exist

a photograph of a section of the Dead Sea Scrolls
In 1970 an ancient copy of the Torah was found in the Jewish village known as En-Gedi. It has recently been restored. Having a copy of these five books of Moses from near the time of Jesus is extraordinarily rare. This find is from the third century, and only the Dead Sea Scrolls are older, dating from around 200 BC. Pnina Shor of the Israel Antiquities Authority says that the ancient copy is exactly the same in both letters and format, as text in modern Torah scrolls read by most Jews today. Emanuel Tov of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was the co-author of the report on this new find, and Dr. Tov says “It is quite amazing for us that in 2,000 years, this text has not changed.” Skeptics of the Bible who attempt to claim it was written in modern times and was reporting history that was handed down from one Rabbi to another will have to rethink their claims. We can trust the Bible text to be as it was given to men by God. All evidence supports that.

Source: USA Today, November 1, 2016.