Biblio. ref.: Nash Papyrus

Jack Kilmon jkilmon at historian.net
Tue Apr 17 19:33:40 EDT 2001




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From: "Ian Hutchesson" <mc2499 at mclink.it>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 17, 2001 9:19 AM
Subject: Re: Biblio. ref.: Nash Papyrus


> >> I was wondering if anyone had any bibliographical references to the
> >> current understandings of the dating for the Nash Papyrus. I found
> >> a few mentions of from 100 BCE to 70 CE, but I would prefer to have
> >> a nice citable source!
> >
> >I think Bill Albright was correct in his assignment of the dating of the
NP
> >(JBL 56 (1937) p.145 and I think the palaeography enhancement of the
> >period by the DSS bear him out over Kahle whose cites I am sure you have.
> >Of course, my passion for palaeography and Dr. Albright having taught me
> >have nothing to do with my opinion <g>
>
> Thanks, Jack.
>
> Strangely enough, the one citable reference I had was Albright's 1937
opinion, but a
> lot of water has gone under the bridge since then. I'm looking at the
underpinnings
> of the common palaeographic wisdom on the DSS and I need independent
materials on
> the matter. So I'm still fishing for the current analyses of the Nash
Papyrus.

I seem to remember a paper sometimes in the 60's that supported Bill's
Hasmonean
era assignment on the basis of comparative palaeography with DSS
texts...none of
which, if I can venture an opinion, were common era. For the life of me, I
can't
remember the citation, Let me know if you find it.  1968 stands out in my
mind
because Bill was still alive when it was published and had mentioned it to
me.

Jack




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