From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 27 2004 - 22:42:47 CDT
Mark E. Shoulson scripsit:
> Just for some more confusion to add, I note that with the distaste later
> Pharisaic Judaism had for the Old Hebrew script, there comes a fairly
> well-accepted, if unsupportable, thesis that the Law was actually
> *originally* given in Square Hebrew ("Assyrian Script"), which was then
> changed/forgotten when Israel sinned, and later still restored. See
> http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/t08/t0805.htm for some Talmudic
> discussion of the matter.
It's interesting, though, that the story given first is the true one:
first Hebrew with PH script, then Aramaic with Square script; finally
the Jews wind up with the law in Square Hebrew and the Samaritans
with the law in Aramaic using PH script.
-- John Cowan www.ccil.org/~cowan www.reutershealth.com firstname.lastname@example.org "'My young friend, if you do not now, immediately and instantly, pull as hard as ever you can, it is my opinion that your acquaintance in the large-pattern leather ulster' (and by this he meant the Crocodile) 'will jerk you into yonder limpid stream before you can say Jack Robinson.'" --the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake
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