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One way to know that it is substantially the same is by comparing it to the Samaritan Pentateuch which is considered to date sometime between the end of the first temple period up until as late as the Hasmonean period. While technically, there are some 6000 variations between the two versions, most are basically minor spelling or grammatical variations and ...
The Torah must be written by a scribe copying from a "checked" copy of a scroll. Originally, the copy checked was that written by Moses. Eventually, Ezra wrote an "official" copy that was used. The "Torah Codes" that have been found could not have been determined if any letters in the Torah or the "distance" between the letters had changed at all. For ...
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