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Re: Golb's Theory

>Esti Eshel presented her find in Manchester on Tuesday. She reads yh_d,
>though it could be yod aleph dalet (anyone know a personal name that begins
>like that?)>
>Philip R Davies
>Department of Biblical Studies
>University of Sheffield

How about yod aleph resh ('R' can be almost indistinguishable from 'D').
This can be read as Yair. Elazar ben Yair, of course, was the zealot
commander of Massada during the siege.

Eric Forster