Diogenes wrote: ↑Fri Feb 11, 2022 10:23 pm Really? Some experts show just the opposite, that scribes felt free to rewrite scripture without indicating they had.
“Scribes who copied texts frequently added, changed or omitted content – without giving any indication in the manuscript that they had done so.”
https://news.ku.edu/2020/07/09/how-dead … -literally
We can verify whether the Dead Sea Scrolls are similar to the Masoretic by looking at the differences for ourselves.
Transponder gave a good site for us to see the differences:
Let’s look at the differences in Gen 1…
(Italic is Masoretic, bold is Dead Sea Scrolls)
Scrolls 1Q1, 4Q2, 4Q483 have no significant differences.
Gen 1:5 God called the light day daytime
Gen 1:9 God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place collection, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
Gen 1:9 God said, “Let the waters under the sky be gathered together to one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so. And the waters under the sky were gathered together to their place, and the dry land appeared.
The differences above do not change any of the basic meaning.
And the rest of Genesis as well have trivial differences.