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THE MEANS FOR ANCIENT COMMUNICATION
SCROLLS AND BOOKS
THE SURVIVAL OF ANCIENT LITERATURE
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11th century 2nd century BC Alexandria Ambrosian Iliad ancient texts Anthology antiquity Arabic archives became Bedouins Bible Manuscripts biblical texts Bocaccio bronze tablets Byzantine called Christian clay Codex Sinaiticus collected column copies Copper Scrolls copyists course cuneiform Dead Sea discovery Dura-Europos early Egypt Egyptian Emperor Europe excavations extant Faiyum famous finds fragments Greek manuscripts hand Hebrew script Hellenistic period hence illustrations instance Jerusalem Jesus Jewish Jews Joshua Roll Keter ha-Torah King later Latin letters lines literary literature manu marked Massoretic version metal Middle Ages Mishna monastery monks Nessana old Hebrew script original ostraca ostracon papyrus rolls papyrus sheets parchment Patriarch Phoenicia preserved prophets Psalms Ptolemy Qumran Qumran caves records reed regarded Roman period scholars scribe scrolls found Second Temple Septuagint side single sheets skins sometimes story survived synagogue Talmud tion tury various Virgil wax tablets whole word writ writing material written