NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 27, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced with regard to examination of ancient version of Bible.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
(NYC) [Princeton Theological Seminary professor James CHARLESWORTH - reads from Syriac manuscript. Comments on it.] Syriac noted to be language similar to Aramaic that Jesus spoke. Details given with regard to Syriac Bible, housed in monastery in Sinai Desert, include its comparable age to Greek versions housed at Vatican and at British Museum in London. Scenes shown. Use of computer to decipher manuscript, which has been obscured by other text written over original, described. Efforts of Dr. Bruce Zuckerman noted. Photos shown. [CHARLESWORTH - cites differences already discovered book of Matthew.] Outlook for publication of findings stated.
REPORTER: Richard Valeriani