It is by means of the art and science of paleography that we can arrive at an approximate date when the manuscript was written. Paleographers could be viewed as manuscript detectives; through their knowledge of the writing of ancient texts, the forms, and styles, we get a reasonably close idea of when a manuscript was copied.
Joseph M. Holden, Ph.D. Figure 1 Zev Radovan One of the earliest and most important discoveries relating to the historicity of Jesus and members of his family is the limestone bone-box (called an ossuary) made known to the public in October 2002. Ossuaries were used by Israel from about the second-century B.C. until the fall... Continue Reading →