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Re: orion Qumran Ostracon- A New Proposal



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Jim West wrote:
> 
> 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?
> >
> >Jack
> 
> 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.

	Guess that takes care of my "when he finishes the bottling (of Balsam)
theory. (sigh)

Jack
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