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orion re: dss and aramaic

further, that the divine name is rendered in paleo-hebrew script in a number
of documents seems to indicate not only that the name was viewed as sacred-
but that it should not be pronounced.  Now if a pesher were by chance picked
up by a "non-initiate" and they were, by chance, educated enought to read
it, then maybe the second line of defense was preciesly the hiding of the
divine name in a script no longer generally recognized. ???

(just sort of wondering aloud)

Jim West
Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology