One of the oldest known copies of the Ten Commandments, a Hebrew manuscript 2,000-years-old, is the latest historical text to become part of the Cambridge Digital Library's online treasure trove, Reuters reports.

Before the Dead Sea Scrolls were found in 1947, the document also known as the "Nash Papyrus" was the oldest known manuscript containing pieces of the Hebrew Bible, according to LiveScience. The document gets its name from an Egyptologist named Walter Llewellyn Nash who bought the invaluable text in 1902.

This is the first time the Ten Commandments has been released digitally, according to The Telegraph. Cambridge University published the document through its digital library.

http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/

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