The Dead Sea Scrolls have had a great impact on biblical studies. They included Old Testament manuscripts approximately 1,000 years older than our previous oldest manuscript. What did the comparison reveal?
“...a few spelling variations, some stylistic changes, and a rare word here and there that had either been left out or added but which did not change the meaning of the text. So, in 1000 years of copying the text had been preserved without any real or significant change.”
Dave Hunt, In Defense of the Faith, Harvest House, 1996, pp. 59-60