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Re: orion Scroll coverings
According to SAbramo884@aol.com:
> I reread a paperbound ed. of an old book on the DSS. Principally the
> scrolls, but also the cave 4 ones.
> It was indicated that there was also found linen coverings for the
> with patterns on them.
> There was blue thread runing in rectangular patterns.
> Anyone know what the significance of the patterns was?
> Any information about the persons who wove these covers available? Can
> determine where the linen originate?
The expert on the linen coverings is Mireille Bolle. She herself is a
weaver, and has had access to the materials stored at Ecole Biblique in
Jerusalem. She reported on her work at the International Congress on the
Dead Sea Scrolls--Fifty Years After Their Discovery, held in Jerusalem in
July of 1997. It is not possible to know where the linen originated,
according to Bolle; however, her own experience with weaving led her to
suggest, informally, that the person who wove one particular covering was
extremely depressed and angry, because of the tightness of the weave.
> Any information would be helpful.
> Thank you,
> Steve Abramowitz
> J. D. NYU School of Law.
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