Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: James Kass (
Date: Mon May 24 2004 - 10:32:22 CDT

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    Michael Everson wrote,

    > At 13:09 +0000 2004-05-24, James Kass wrote:
    > >And we get back to the gist. Is it a separate script? Would it be
    > >fair to ask for documentation that the ancient Phoenicians who used
    > >the script considered it to be a variant of modern Hebrew? (No, it's
    > >not a fair question at all. But, I think it's an appropriate question.)
    > Why, James, we gave evidence a month ago that the ancient Hebrews
    > considered it to be a different script than the one they had learned
    > in exile.

    It was hoped that they'd go off someplace looking for an ancient
    Phoenician inscription that says something like, 'this alphabet of
    ours may mutate into something unrecognizable in a few thousand years,
    but we'd still consider it the same script'. It wasn't expected that
    they'd find any such thing, though.

    Best regards,

    James Kass

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