Re: Response to Everson Phoenician and why June 7?

From: John Hudson (
Date: Wed May 26 2004 - 04:57:09 CDT

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    James Kass wrote:

    >>Obviously "Palaeo-Hebrew" is a modern term; the concept is however a very
    >>old one - just look at the Dead Sea scrolls, turn-of-the-era Jewish
    >>coins, etc., where it is employed in an archaizing way.

    > My pocket change is depressingly modern.

    That needn't be an obstacle to the argument going full circle yet again. Hebrew and
    Palaeo-Hebrew letters occur side-by-side on some modern Israeli coins also. See the
    photography near the bottom of this Typophile discussion:


    John Hudson

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