[b-hebrew] T-SADE

James Christian jc.bhebrew at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 25 10:29:22 EDT 2010


Hi Arnaud,

is there anybody on this list who you haven't yet managed to offend? Amongst
my growing list of doubts I now doubt that there is.

James Christian

On 25 July 2010 13:11, Arnaud Fournet <fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr> wrote:

>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: James Christian
> To: Arnaud Fournet
> Cc: b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org
> Sent: Sunday, July 25, 2010 11:15 AM
>
> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] T-SADE
>
>
> Hi,
>
>
> in the question of dating the Vaticanus MSS I think the tsade issue is of
> minor importance. i.e. we are making a mountain out a molehill.
> ***
> I think you are inverting the reasoning.
> The issue is about dating this attestation of tsade as T-S from that of the
> Vaticanus MSS.
> A.
> ***
>
>
>
> I'm not a dating expert but as far as I'm aware dating was primarily a
> matter of philology via examining the style of the handwriting. Personally,
> I'm not sure how objective such a method of dating could be.
>
> Obviously, nobody is about to give portions of ancient MSS to destructive
> (and unreliable) dating methods like carbon dating. In summary, if the truth
> be told we have absolutely no idea of how old the MSS is and don't really
> seem to have any real scientific basis for dating MSS other than MSS found
> in archeologically dated sites. But don't even these rely on pottery shard
> dating? Just how reliable a system is that?
> James Christian
> ***
> Yes we have the right to doubt everything; Maybe it's not a manuscript and
> it's not in Greek.
> How much are we sure of that? Who saw that manuscript? and who can certify
> what he saw really was that particular manuscript...
>
> Arnaud Fournet
> ***
>
>
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