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Re: orion Response to F. Cryer

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Jim West wrote:

> At 08:20 AM 9/24/97 -0700, you wrote:
> >       As a non-specialist in paleography or codicology I would
> benefit
> >very much from some discussions of criteria by which one determines
> an
> >autograph from a copy. I know that Golb makes much of this
> distinction in
> >his recent book, but he doesn't really discuss criteria insofar as
> these
> >may apply to literary rather than to administrative documents.
> >       Thanks in advance. Marty Jaffee
> >
> >
> I too would be very interested in a list of such criteria.  I think it
> would
> be useful to us all.
> After all, how do we know if a document is a copy of something unless
> we
> have an older copy with which to compare it?

    The degree of either variation or agreement in like texts certainly
should play
a role.  I was under the impression that 1Q28a, Megillat ha-Serakhim and

1QH, or 4Q427-432 Hodayat were attributed to the Moreh ha-Tseddik.
the C14 dating of the Thanksgiving Hymns postdates the time generally
attributed to him...and apparently a copy..I have not seen a dating of
Rule of the Congregation.  Anyone have info on that?


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   Jack Kilmon (jpman@accesscomm.net)