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Re: 4Q Therapeia

Dear Ed,

You may be right in the following statement, but you don't have any
precedents from among the dss corpus and I think you would be pushing **it
up hill to justify a student text among the other documents found. Look at
those other ANE sites: where were the scribal exercises found? Almost
unanimously not in royal archives, but in side caches, in store rooms. If
the dss cache were a selective body of documents then there would be no room
for a scribal exercise. Then again, if deposit in cave 4 were a willy-nilly
last-minute hurried affair, then it may be possible.
>Any text that consists of two lines of the alphabet, a series of proper
>names, and a string of non-words is clearly a scribal exercise.  There are
>lots of them known from the ANE. 


Ian Hutchesson