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Re: orion 4Q246 Son of God

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>  Chemistry aside, I have heard from at least one person privately who said
>the traditional Jewish injunction against copying biblical texts in any
>color but black cannot be relied upon.  That may be, but it stood and was
>understood for many centuries.  The Archaeometry piece was useful in that
>it led us to the fact that there were texts written in other colors as
>well.  So, given the fact that CE copists who were believers in Jesus (in
>lieu of that near-forbidden term) would have had no compunction about using
>the kind red, blue or green inks found in Qumran texts, it is hard for us
>to be convinced by the lack of a "contemporaneous" rule found at Qumran on
>black ink -- or red, green and blue ink for that matter -- if that makes
>any sense.
>  David Crowder
>  El Paso 

You have mentioned the blue and green ink before.  I know of _no_ texts
which have blue or green ink.  Can you give us the numbers of the
scrolls/frgs. which you claim have this ink?

(And is it possible that what you are seeing is oxidation of one or more of
the elements which make up the ink?)


   C h r i s t i a n   M   M    B r a d y 
      Assoc. Director * Jewish Studies
       Jones Hall * Tulane University
           New Orleans, LA 70118
Writing bows one's back, thrusts the 
ribs into one's stomach, and 
fosters a general debility of the body.
                       Ancient Colophon