Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Strange New Hebrew Inscription Found on Sidewalk

It appears to be some sort of graffiti. Possibly archaizing but showing word order variation and a grammatical mistake that suggest it may be a forgery.

My four year old daughter Emma likes to practice her Hebrew letters now and then. We started reading the book of Ruth in Hebrew last week. She told me what she wanted to write. The phrase doesn't actually occur in Ruth, and now that I look at it, I probably should've used the direct object marker on "Naomi." She thought it was fun anyway. Next up - teaching paleo-Hebrew script.

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