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Re: DSS Scribes

On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Asia Lerner wrote:

> Golb, one of whose ineterests is paleography, analyzes the handwritings 
> and declares the number of different hands to be "in the hundreds." I
> haven't heard people objecting to this conclusion, even when they clearly
> objected to the main thrust of Golb's argument.

For what it's worth, I believe that, in his popular-level book that's 
been republished under more than one title, Allegro also notes that the 
different manuscripts come from different hands, although, as I recall, 
he doesn't give numbers.

David Suter
Saint Martin's College