Re: PH User Community Litmus Test?

From: Dean Snyder (
Date: Sat May 29 2004 - 11:06:51 CDT

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    James Kass wrote at 4:40 AM on Saturday, May 29, 2004:

    >It is respectfully suggested that anyone who is not able to spot
    >the errors on this page...
    > the transliteration (and translation) of the inscription within
    >(let's be gracious here) ten or fifteen seconds, without the aid of
    >an alphabet chart, is not a member of the script's user community.

    I submit that any literate Jew before, let's say 200 AD, and, of course,
    any Samaritan would have read the MLK, "king", in line one. And remember,
    the Jews were, in addition to Palaeo-Hebrew, also writing Jewish Hebrew
    (aka square script) for the 700 years leading up to 200AD.


    Dean A. Snyder

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