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Re: orion cryptic scripts

At 11:17 AM 12/20/97 -0600, you wrote:

>The editors of DJD XX indicate that the text "sons of the dawn"(4Q298),
>written in cryptic script is a "beginners" instruction, probably for those
>in the two year probationary period (p. 17). Yet the work 4QInstruction
>(4QSapa), which seems to be for "more advanced" members, is written in
>square script.

This is very interesting, Daryl.  Thanks.  If the editors are right (and I
do not have that particular volume though I do have the plates of the
scrolls published by Shanks), then such cryptic writing does not indicate
So what does it indicate?

>Daryl Jefferies
>Madison, WI


Jim West