[b-hebrew] translation of Los Lunas ten commandments?

Jason Hare jaihare at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 01:36:08 EDT 2008

You will notice, as the page states, that T, Q, Z, and D are replaced in 
the inscription with the Greek letters τ, κ, ζ, and δ. This means that 
it would be hard to put it DIRECTLY into Hebrew characters, unless you 
don't mind having a few Greek characters scattered throughout. This can 
be demonstrated with the first word in the inscription, which is (in 
Hebrew) אנכי. Notice that instead of כ, the author wrote K, backwards. 
There are other peculiarities of this inscription. I would like to look 
at it later when I get back from work. I am heading to work in a couple 
of minutes and will be gone all day (working from 9:00 to 9:00). 
Hopefully this will still be entertaining people this evening so that I 
won't forget to look more plainly into this inscription, which seems 
really strange.

Jason Hare
Rehovot, Israel

Ted Walther wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 07:26:11PM -0700, dwashbur at nyx.net wrote:
>> I found this line curious:
>> "...is convinced that the inscription is ancient and thus authentic."
>> What precisely does "authentic" mean in such a context?
> Alas, the author of those words died in 2002.  I guess he meant
> "authentic" as in, the words were inscribed by a real Hebrew, not by a
> prankster along the lines of Joseph Smith and his golden tablets. 
> I would love to see a transliteration of the inscription into modern
> Hebrew letters so I can compare it to the Hebrew bible.  Is anyone game?
> How much would I have to pay?
> Ted
>> On 25 Mar 2008 at 17:43, Ted Walther wrote:
>>> Hello.  I heard about the Los Lunas inscription of the ten commandments.
>>> I see that nice photographs have been put up on the web. Here they are:
>>> http://www.econ.ohio-state.edu/jhm/arch/loslunas.html
>> [snip]
>> Dave Washburn
>> "I'll hold the nail.  And when I nod my head, you hit it with the hammer."
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