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Re: orion Scroll coverings; rectangular patterns Gammadia?
Dr. Petersen and Orionites,
I would be curious to know what these pattterns on the linen coverings of
scrolls looked like.
Were they the familiar gammadia [squares ] similar to those found on the
cloth depicted on a late [520 A.D.] Ravenna Mosaic of Melchisedec
and wine at an altar [Genesis 14:18-20]?
I also propose and alternate hypothesis for the tight weave of the linen
I suspect that the reason for the tightness of the weave of the linen
may be that the weaver knew the scrolls were being secreted to come forth
A tight weave would protect the scrolls from various hazards.
University of Hawaii at Manoa
[no decoding necessary]
Sigrid Peterson wrote:
> 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?
> > 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
> Dead Sea Scrolls--Fifty Years After Their Discovery, held in Jerusalem
> 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
> 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.
> Sigrid Peterson UPenn email@example.com