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Re: "Josephus" inkwells?

> David,
> I seem to recall reading in Josephus that they kept 3 sets of scrolls in the
> temple, and that for every reading they compared (in advance, presumeably)
> the three versions before selecting which to read in public. This in itself
> would suggest variations in their received corpus. Is this what you were
> referring to? Or do I misremember Josephus?
> Best regards,
> Bob Schacht
> Northern Arizona University

i think youare referring to the 3 temple scrolls mentioned in the
talmud where they took 2 readings out of 3-- to determine things, its
in yerushalmi 4th chapter also in soferim 6:4 and sifre deut 356 --
which i take as the earliest version.