[b-hebrew] Gezer Calendar

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 22:43:38 EDT 2007


On 10/24/07, K Randolph wrote:
> Dr. Joel is right.
>
> When looking at a photo of the "calendar", one can see that there are
> no division markers between words except for two lines before "month".
> Further, it is widely recognized that this was written by a child,
> possibly as young as six or seven, who may not have had a perfect
> command of Biblical Hebrew.

The Gezer calendar is definitely not "widely recognized" as being
written by a child, even as young as six or seven!  It is unlikely that
any inscriptions were written by children but then, you haven't done
the spade work and provided clear evidence either of its being
written by a child or that it is "widely recognized" as such.

Yitzhak Sapir



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