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Re: Multiplicity of Scribal Hands

On Tue, 29 Oct 1996, Rochelle Altman wrote:

> Bob,
> A well known medieval practice was to have people who wished
> entrance to a religious community to copy texts as part of entrance
> requirements... since the medievals were careful to emulate what they
> considered "ancient" practices,  might this also be one of the reasons for
> the multiplicity of hands in the DSS?

I was wondering, did the "medievals" claim an ancient source for this
particular practice?

	Best, Asia