[b-hebrew] The Hebrew of the Jehoash Inscription
kwrandolph at email.com
Sun Mar 14 23:49:20 EST 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Giuseppe Regalzi" <regalzi at infinito.it>
> Karl Randolph wrote:
> > Does anyone know of a URL to a picture of
> > the stone? Preferably one that's sharp
> > enough to read?
> Here it is:
> Giuseppe Regalzi
> regalzi at tiscali.it
Yes it is in the fourth line, where
grammatically it is possible to find an
infinitive verb, there is written LB)$.
Thats a real stinker, it makes no sense.
Another possibility is a missing dot
between two words, so it could have been
written LB )$, but a heart of fire doesnt
make sense either. Maybe the forger thought
that medial yods were not found that early,
but they are, and I off the cuff dont
remember a single instance in Biblical
Hebrew where man )Y$ is written without the
The following phrase, in the land and in
the wilderness does not sound Biblical. A
wilderness is a land, therefore if a
specific land is meant, as in this phrase,
the lands name is usually appended.
These are what I noticed first.
Thus when I read that chemical analysis
indicated that the inscription is a fraud
Karl W. Randolph.
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