A manuscript specialist at the University of Cambridge
library, J.F. Coakley
, suggested that the discovered Bible could have been written later than the 15th century.
"The Syriac writing seems to be in the East Syriac script with vowel points, and you do not find such manuscripts before about the 15th century," Coakley
said to Reuters
"On the basis of the one photo...if I'm not mistaken some words at least seem to be in modern Syriac, a language that was not written down until the mid-19th century," he