From: Simon Montagu (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 05:49:08 CDT
Mark E. Shoulson wrote:
> 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.
"Who are meant by Idiots? Said R. Hisda: The Samaritans."
This passage does make me wonder if there wasn't something like a
political motive for disunification 2,000+ years ago, and the Old Hebrew
script was avoided for sacred texts just because the Samaritans used it
(even though the translation of "Hediotim" by "Idiots" is probably too
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