Job 13:15

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Sun Oct 8 09:24:27 EDT 2000

>      The very same situation occurs in Isaiah 49:5 and I looked at some 
> pictures of the Dead Sea Scrolls to see how that rendered it. It had the 
> possessive, but, while doing so, I noticed that the negative was spelled 
> Lamed-Vav-Aleph (verse 10). I'd never seen it spelled like that before, can 
> any Scroll Scholars help with an explanation?

It's a plene spelling, with the vav serving as a vowel.  This kind of 
spelling abounds in the scrolls.

Dave Washburn
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated."  C. S. Lewis

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