RE: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 14:06:51 CDT

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    Peter Constable wrote at 7:23 AM on Tuesday, May 25, 2004:

    >Dean Snyder
    >> In fact Jews used both diascripts, Palaeo-Hebrew and Jewish
    >> Hebrew, contemporaneously.
    >Could you please provide more information on this? Is this referring to
    >the DSS including both, or did the common man on the street use both?
    >(There may have been paleographers in the first century BC as there are
    >today. That shouldn't be construed as unqualified contemporaneous use.)

    The contemporary use of both Palaeo-Hebrew and Jewish Hebrew is witnessed by:

    1) "Entire" Dead Sea manuscripts written in one or the other of the two
    2) Palaeo-Hebrew Tetragrammatons embedded in Jewish Hebrew manuscripts
    3) Palaeo-Hebrew scribal redactions to Jewish Hebrew manuscripts
    4) Hasmonean era Jewish coins with Palaeo-Hebrew inscriptions
    5) Palaeo-Hebrew date and content markers on wine jugs at Qumran


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