Orthography fluidity

Penner pennerkm at mcmaster.ca
Mon Mar 19 08:58:29 EST 2001


> (Cross tried to tame the diversity -- not so much of orthography, but of
script
> forms -- by putting the various scripts in a chronological order. However,
if that
> assumption were correct -- and it has only ever been an assumption --, we
would
> expect to see many more scribal hands being repeated within the corpus,
but as there
> aren't we have to see his assumption as improbable.)

I'm not sure what "assumption" you are referring to. Are you saying that
Cross's chronological categories of scripts are an unsubstantiated
assumption? Or something else?

Ken Penner
Ph.D. student, Bibilical Field (Early Judaism)
McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada




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