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|Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Jan. 17 2008,11:18)|
|Air has weight - Job 28:25 KJ, written as early as 2000 BC...|
|... As Augustine put it, so well, they find not what is in Scripture but in themselves as interpreters.|
Until the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest extant copy of the Old Testament was the Vatican's copy of the Septuagint -- the Codex Vaticanus. The Dead Sea Scrolls pushed back that benchmark -- at least for a very few of the scrolls -- to the second and third centuries BCE. So far as I can tell, the oldest copy of Job is dated at around 30 BCE. So where does FtK get 2,000 BCE? At best, linguistic analyses of surviving early Hebrew manuscripts of the Tanach suggest most of it was written down around the 6th century BCE. Still lacking a couple 'a hundred years, or so. ;-)
I don't got no button but edited to move link from "Vatican's" to "Codex Vaticanus."