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Re: DSS Scribes
On Thu, 31 Oct 1996, Asia Lerner wrote:
> Golb, one of whose ineterests is paleography, analyzes the handwritings
> and declares the number of different hands to be "in the hundreds." I
> haven't heard people objecting to this conclusion, even when they clearly
> objected to the main thrust of Golb's argument.
For what it's worth, I believe that, in his popular-level book that's
been republished under more than one title, Allegro also notes that the
different manuscripts come from different hands, although, as I recall,
he doesn't give numbers.
Saint Martin's College