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Re: Arabic at Qumran?

In a message dated 96-04-10 10:44:48 EDT, you write:

>Arabic as we know it today did not exist, orthographicaly, at the time 
>the DSS were composed. Although S. Arabic (as opposed to North, or what 
>came to be Qur'anic Arabic) did have a script, it was not part of the DSS 
>tradition (sic.). The development of N. Arabic script occured in the 
>seventh century.

Then why is a document in Arabic script deposited among the Wadi Murabbaat
documents from the time contemporaneous with Qumran?

Cf. PAM 42.089
PAM 42.090


Jim West