[b-hebrew] Re: 22nd Psalm - Verb Object Again

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Sat Dec 6 10:45:30 EST 2003

On 05/12/2003 22:16, Jason Hare wrote:

>What if there was something to the fact that since the W and Y in the DSS
>often look the same, then the actual reading of the DSS may not at all
>disagree with the MT or suggest an alternative reading? In the DSS, the Y is
>often written in exactly the same fashion as the W. Is that not the case in
>the scroll(s) containing this passage?
No, it is not the case in the image in 
http://www.torahresource.com/Newsletter/Ps22.16.pdf. The letter in 
question is immediately followed by an undisputed yod which is about one 
third of the length, and this is a consistent distinction between all 
the vavs and yods in this fragment. This is true not only of the 
highlighted line, which has been tidied up a bit, but also of the line 
below where the letters YBY+W YR)W BY (from v.18 Hebrew) are clearly 
legible. All the vavs are full length, all the yods are significantly 

Peter Kirk
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