[b-hebrew] Vision of Gabriel : David and Jerusalem

Yitzhak Sapir yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Wed Jul 16 17:51:59 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 8:26 AM, Vadym Zhuravlov wrote:
> Comparing Great Isaiah Scroll and the text of "Vision of Gabriel" one can get
> the following observations.
> 1. David is spelled as DWD in "stone" text (lines 16 and 72), and excusively
> as DWYD in the scroll.
> 2. In the text of "Vision of Gabriel" Jerusalem is spelled YRWSLM (6 times),
> while in the 1QIsa-a  both spellings  YRWSLYM and YRWSLYM are used
> alternately.
> In both cases the "stone" orthography is more ancient than one of the scroll.
> On the other hand, as we already mentioned, stone text uses clear indications
> of post-biblical language, like ending -YN instead of -YM and preposition S-
> instead of ASR. This brings me the the question - is there a contradiction
> between the language of the text and its orthography?

The more appropriate comparison on orthography vs. language would be the
Copper scroll.  See for example here:

Yitzhak Sapir

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