[b-hebrew] question

Karl Randolph kwrandolph at email.com
Fri Oct 1 13:38:25 EDT 2004


Before seeing the photograph, I was under the impression that the amulets were better preserved than the photograph reveals. The photograph is actually misleading compared to the published studies: for one I had never before heard of a he written with the staff in the middle, effectively making it look like a samekh (or is that an alep?), and a shin which in the photograph looks like a chet. Enough of it is preserved that I think it is late pre-exile writing, with the pretty curlicues below the mem and nun.

Karl W. Randolph.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yigal Levin" <leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il>

> People,
> These are two very small objects (2.7x9.7 and 1.1x3.9 cm), found rolled up
> and in a bad state of preservation. ANY attempt to read them, beyond what
> has been published, must be based on a real examination of the original
> through a magnifier, not on looking at an on-line facsimile.
> Yigal
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