Biblical Literalism Is Literally False

Andrew Sullivan —  Aug 16 2011 @ 3:40pm

The latest news from actual historical study of the Jewish Scriptures. Just one small detail:

The Book of Jeremiah is now one-seventh longer than the one that appears in some of the 2,000-year-old manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Some verses, including ones containing a prophecy about the seizure and return of Temple implements by Babylonian soldiers, appear to have been added after the events happened.