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Re: orion Copper Scroll
Robert Leonard calls attention to the apparent similarity of Elephantine use
of KARSh as a prototype for the Copper Scroll. Is it feasable to assume that
a Judaean writer would use this Persian unit rather than the traditional
talent, whether the local or imperial Roman variety? After all, the Persian
connection had disappeared over 300 years ago and Judaea was a significant
element in Mediterranean commerce.