[b-hebrew] "Paleo" and other Hebrew scripts

TedBro at aol.com TedBro at aol.com
Fri Nov 27 09:21:03 EST 2009


Yigal:
 
Thanks for the thorough summary of Hebrew scripts.
 
Aren't there also some DSS items in paleo-Hebrew, including a large  
fragment of Leviticus?
 
Thanks,
Ted Brownstein
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In a message dated 11/26/2009 8:35:09 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
leviny1 at mail.biu.ac.il writes:

e.  Following all of this, it seems reasonable to assume that whatever  
sacred
Hebrew texts existed in the pre-exilic period (i.e. the Iron Age)  were
written in "Paleo-Hebrew" or "Old Hebrew" script. However, NO such  texts
have survived, except for two small silver amulets that were  unearthed in
Jerusalem and contain what looks like a form of a few verses  from Numbers
and Deuteronomy, and these are indeed in "Paleo/Old-Hebrew"  script.






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