“We were thrilled to be able to publish the Voynich manuscripts solved, with the help of a team of specialists from the National Museum of Natural History,” the group said.
“The manuscripts were the first ever manuscripts published in the New Testament in the first millennium after the apostles’ death.”
“The Voynichi texts contain an extraordinary number of letters from Jesus’ disciples, a crucial piece of evidence that would have been missing in the earliest copies of the New Testaments.
We have already seen how these texts have influenced our understanding of Jesus’ life, ministry and ministry of the Lord.”
The team said the discovery of the first known manuscripts of the Gospels in the 16th century was “a big deal for the church”.
“It was a major milestone in the history of the Christian church, and we are very happy that the Voynaic texts will be made available to scholars and students worldwide,” it said.
“We are also delighted that our work has helped to preserve for future generations the precious and unique manuscripts from the life of Jesus Christ.”
These documents are a source of joy for all of us.
“The Voynaics were published in 1782 in the Royal Collection of India, the second volume of which was published in 1822.
The first edition was translated into English by the first English-speaking translation of the Bible into Latin in 1826.
The Voynic documents were published by the Catholic Church in 1827, and by the Royal Society in 1833.