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Re: orion-list "antilanguage' at Qumran

>          He argues for  relationships between the Essene community and
>  the type of Hebrew it used, for example, in avoiding loan words and
>  "mishnaic" Hebrew developments. ("Antilanguage" seems not an ideal term
>  to describe this, but is taken from sociolinguistics.) 

	Granted that there was a sect at Qumran. Granted that an 
is created by linguistic choices. And granted that there are parade examples 
the anomalous character of QH. 
	However crucial to Schniedewind's argument is the determination that 
rin's "historical argument" is not sufficient. Schniedewind wants a directed 
I want a demurrer.	

Virgil Brown


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