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Bible scholar discovers oldest known star coordinates hidden in an ancient manuscript

Bible scholar discovers oldest known star coordinates hidden in an ancient manuscript
Dr Peter J. Williams
ET staff writer
ET staff writer
22 November, 2022 1 min read

An evangelical Bible scholar has discovered the earliest known star coordinates ever recorded by a human.

Dr Peter J. Williams is principle of Tyndale House, a Cambridge-based research institute for biblical scholarship.

He made the discovery while researching a Bible manuscript belonging to the Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC.

The ancient parchment, which came from a monastery in Egypt, is a palimpsest – a manuscript with text which had been rubbed out and new writing placed on top.

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