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Re: Naphtali

Avinoam Mann's ideas are intriguing on Naphtali and possibly 
supported by 4Q252.  A tiny part of the blessing of Naphtali is 
preserved in col VI.  There's not enough to say what is going on, but 
it is also unlikely that there was enough space in the whole column 
for all of the blessings in Gen 49 to be interpreted.  Thus, Naphtali 
may have been selected for some reason.  An argument mostly from 
silence, but 4Q252 must have ended in col. VI.
George Brooke