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Hidden Bible passage missing for 1,500 years uncovered in Vatican library

A hidden Bible passage has been found over a century and a half later right in the heart of the Vatican library.

Historians hunted down the lost excerpts of the Holy Book and Grigory Kessel, a historian at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, believes the chapters are an unseen version of the Book of Matthew.

Claiming it to be an extended edition of Chapter 12, the historian says he found it at the Vatican Library earlier this year, ending a 1,500 year hunt for the scripture.

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Ultraviolet lighting was used to confirm the historic texts which were written under layers of words on a palimpsest, an ancient manuscript which could be written over.

Traces of original writing were spotted by Grigory though and he has since began translating it, showing the various differences between the editions.

According to a press release surrounding the discovery, showed a series of translation differences, Indy100 reported.

The original text from Matthew 12:1 is said to have read: "At that time Jesus went through the grainfields on the Sabbath, and his disciples became hungry and began to pick the heads of grain and eat."

But a new translation shows a much shorter edition of the passage, reading: "began to pick the heads of grain, rub them in their hands, and eat them."

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It is not the first baffling Bible find, with Jesus recently making an appearance in a pot of homemade Sunday roast gravy, leaving one family fairly stunned.

Not one to miss out on a good roast dinner, Christ himself seemingly appeared in the gravy boat of one family getting ready to tuck into their tea.

Others thought it looked more like Jim Morrison from The Doors or cult leader Charles Manson, but what came clear was there was a likeness within the meat sauce.

The Daily Star previously reported the "holy gravy" finding, with Genevieve settling into a rather "spiritual" Sunday dinner.

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