New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists 

Excerpt:

…a new analysis of the handwriting suggests that literacy may have been far more widespread than previously known in the Holy Land around 600 B.C., toward the end of the First Temple period. The findings, according to the researchers from Tel Aviv University, could have some bearing on a century-old debate about when the main body of biblical texts was composed.

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Source: New Evidence on When Bible Was Written: Ancient Shopping Lists – The New York Times (April 11, 2016)

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