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Handwriting analysis of Dead Sea Scrolls indicates text was written by multiple scribes


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Credit: Mladen Popovi?

Handwriting analysis of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls indicates the biblical text was likely written by multiple scribes, who mirrored one another's writing styles.


Article Title: Artificial intelligence based writer identification generates new evidence for the unknown scribes of the Dead Sea Scrolls exemplified by the Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa)

Funding: 'Mladen Popovi? Project: The Hands that Wrote the Bible Grant Number: ERC Starting Grant 640497 European Research Council The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.'

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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