[b-hebrew] Vision of Gabriel

K Randolph kwrandolph at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 09:21:13 EDT 2008

Looking at the files listed in previous messages, thanks to Bryan Cox, I
which has both an image of the text, and a proposed transcription to modern,
printed alphabet.

While I don't pretend to be an expert on Rabbinic or Mishnaic Hebrew, I
found no surprises. The quality of the handwriting is less than what I have
seen in the DSS that I have looked at (the writer would never have gotten a
prize for his good handwriting), but is recognizably the same style of font.
It is definitely not MT style Hebrew, it has Biblical references that are MT

I didn't see anywhere the possibility for the resurrection after three days
that Israel Knohl refers to, that is a reconstruction not clear in the
surviving text. But the surviving text is in such poor shape that I'll have
to see his arguments before ruling them out.

Karl W. Randolph.

On Fri, Jul 11, 2008 at 12:51 AM, Vadym Zhuravlov <baskrima at km.ru> wrote:

> Karl,
> > My first reaction is that this is post Biblical Hebrew, if Hebrew at all,
> > hence not germane to this group.
> Yes, this is true, but I do not know any "post-b-hebrew" group, this is why
> I post the question here.
> > it is important is because how it impacts the understanding of
> Christianity
> I am not interesting in this topic. My question was about the following:
> 1. what is the language of the insrcription, how far it is from the
> biblical hebrew and is there any text with similar language?
> 2. the orthography of the text (in particular, usage of matres lectionis),
> again, how close it is to the orthography of MT and do we know any text with
> similar orthography?
> Best regards,
> Vadym Zhuravlov

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