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Re: Fwd: Qumran Texts Found!! (fwd)

Since I posted the translation of the Qumran ostraca I must correct one 
point which is relevant to this query.  the words given are not lo 'ammi 
but lo le'ammi (l' lcmy= lamed ayin mem yod).  Obviously, lo 'ammi reminds 
us of Hosea 2:1, and 
this may have been in my mind and caused my error in transcribing. As for 
the date, the article does say lassefirah and not lifney hassefirah as I 
had actually expected it to say.
Victor Avigdor Hurowitz

On Tue, 13 Feb 1996 PWEGNER@BROWNVM.brown.edu wrote:

> Concerning the recent finding of ostraca at Qumran:
> >Two hebrew ostraca from the 2nd temple period- 1st cen CE- were
> discovered yesterday in the Qumran national park. in one of them the
> words "lo 'ammi" appear, among others.<
> I wonder what might be the basis of the assertion that these fragments are
> definitely first century CE (as opposed to BCE) -- since presumably there has
> not been time to carbon-date them or whatever is done these days...
> Also, how clear are the words asserted to read *lo 'ammi*?
> I think everyone should hold their horses until appropriate testing and
> scanning has been done.  Both of the above assertions obviously "fit" nicely
> to a certain agenda that some individuals have in relation to the DSS -- an
> agenda that desperately wants to find first cent. CE material propagating the
> doctrine of supersession....  So I can't help wondering whether there has been
> a bit of a "rush to judgment" here???
> Judith Romney Wegner, Providence