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orion Qumran Hebrew & Mishnaic Hebrew

Chaim Rabin suggested in his 1958 ScrHier article that the
expression L$WN GDWPYN "tongue of blasphemies" (CD 5:11-12)
might be a reference to Mishnaic Hebrew.  This suggestion
seems unlikely given the context of the expression:
"they have corrupted their holy spirit, and with blasphemous language
they have reviled the statutes of God's covenant, saying,  'They are not 
well-founded.'"  I'd be interested to know if this issue has
received any significant further consideration in the literature
or whether other members of ORION have thoughts they would like
to share.

Bill Schniedewind
+  william schniedewind                          +
+  ucla, dept. of near eastern langs & cultures  +
+  los angeles, ca  90095-1511                   +
+  phone: (310) 206-2405; fax:  (310) 206-6456   +
+  e-mail:  williams@humnet.ucla.edu             +