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Re: crosspost from Ioudaios

The attached nonsense is precisely the type of garbage which will easily
drive me off the listserve.  It is amateurish prattle.  Can you imagine
anyone serious on our list not knowing that Hebrew was spoken in Late Antiquity?

L. Schiffman

At 08:26 PM 1/18/96 +0200, you wrote:
>---------- Forwarded message ----------
>Date: Thu, 18 Jan 1996 11:25:58 EST
>From: Frederick Cryer <FC@teol.ku.dk>
>To: Multiple recipients of list <ioudaios-l@lehigh.edu>
>Subject: languages of Palestine
>Jim Davila has the right of it. My point was that it cannot be shown 
>that Hebrew was even falling into desuetude, and that, on the 
>contrary, there are plenty of signs of its continued use. Qimron's 
>HDSS shows quite abundant examples of phenomena that derive from the 
>use of the language at the spoken level.
>Fred Cryer
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