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Is there a precedent for a Hebrew word used in the
OT or the DSS for parchment rather than "leather/skin"
<Heb>(wr ?
	Were there any texts in the DSS corpus written on leather
as opposed to finished parchment?
	Are there any other exemplars of leather rather then
parchment substrate writings?


fred cryer wrote:
> Perhaps as a correction, Stephen: *parchment* would be the most appropriate
> term. This was already the conclusion of a microbiologist from Reading
> University back in the 1960s, and was reaffirmed recently by detailed
> biochemical analysis performed by William Ginnell of the Getty Museum, in a
> study conducted for the purposes of the Israel Museum.
> You're right that the Cross school frequently refer to one text or another
> being "on the leather", which is quite inexact. Leather still contains some
> organic material that is capable of further degeneration. Parchment
> consists, if I remember rightly, simply of islands of protein helixes fixed
> in a sandwich of integument. It's irrelevant whether some hair or skin
> still attaches.
> best regards,
> Fred Cryer

D^“man dith laych idneh d^“nishMA nishMA
   Jack Kilmon (jkilmon@historian.net)