A biblical manuscript is any handwritten copy of a portion of the magdalen manuscript pdf text of the Bible. New Testament, as well as extracanonical works. The study of biblical manuscripts is important because handwritten copies of books can contain errors.
The science of textual criticism attempts to reconstruct the original text of books, especially those published prior to the invention of the printing press. Hebrew language manuscripts of the Tanakh. In 1947 the finding of the Dead Sea scrolls at Qumran pushed the manuscript history of the Tanakh back a millennium from the two earliest complete codices. Before this discovery, the earliest extant manuscripts of the Old Testament were in Greek in manuscripts such as Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus.