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Re: orion Qumran Ostracon- A New Proposal

At 10:44 AM 4/28/98 -0500, you wrote:

>	Having seen the new article (I'll try to pick it up today)
>can you give me a hint on Yardeni's reading?

line 8- 'and every oth[er(?)] tree'

and not, as Cross has it

'when he fulfills (his oath) to the community'

Further, Yardeni has a very good couple of excurses where she shows her
reading of the letters in question, as well as Cross's.  For example, where
Cross sees a yod, Yardeni sees a nun (and rightly so!).  Where Cross sees a
chet, Yardenis rightly reads an aleph.

The 8th (critical) line, as proposed by Y- is 
wkwl'yln 'h  = (chet).

Again, this article is really clear, precise, and much more convincing, on
mere orthographic grounds, than Cross/Eshel.



Jim West, ThD
Quartz Hill School of Theology