Biblio. ref.: Nash Papyrus

Jack Kilmon jkilmon at historian.net
Wed Apr 18 23:07:14 EDT 2001



----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Washburn" <dwashbur at nyx.net>
To: "Biblical Hebrew" <b-hebrew at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Wednesday, April 18, 2001 4:43 PM
Subject: Re: Biblio. ref.: Nash Papyrus


> >
> I get the feeling there's a bit of circularity going on here, at least in
> regard to Ian's question and what he wants to do with the info on
> the Nash Pap.  He has said that he wants to use the information
> on the Nash Papyrus to bring into question the paleographic dating
> patterns (established by Cross?) used to date the Dead Sea
> Scrolls.  But what I'm seeing in all these references are studies
> that use *the DSS* to date the Nash Papyrus.  This makes me
> wonder if there's a study of the papyrus that will help Ian with his
> project, or if all current dating of it is based on Cross' DSS scheme?

I see your point, Dave but until the DSS came along, the NP was the oldest
Hebrew
text.  The DSS gave us the palaeographic database for the late 2nd temple
period.

Jack




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