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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.
> >
> >Yours,
> >
> >Ian Hutchesson
> If the scrolls were, indeed, produced at Q, why only one 'scribal
> exercise'? and if we have a sakekeeping scenario, why safekeep a scribal
> exercise?
> Eric Forster

If cave 4 was actually a disposal site rather than a "safe keeping" 
hideaway, then this is not a problem.

Dave Washburn
I've never had an original thought in my life,
so this opinion must be someone else's fault.