D.S.S: Notes 11.02: The Most Unusual Dots in the Scroll


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INTRODUCTORY NOTES SECTION 11.02:

The Most Interesting Series of “dots” is really a miniature notation.

On page 35 there is an interesting use of dots where the name of God YHWH is missing from the Q text where it is found in the M text. The scribe indicates the omission by what at first appears to be the use of the dots but he did not rewrite the missing word as is normal. But on further investigation of the “dots” one finds there is the most unusual miniaturization of writing in this place.

The dots turn out to have definite shape and are a form of notation. Not only is the notation of great interest but the method of writing such small yet distinct shapes raises interesting questions. The most popular explanation of the “dots” is that the marks are remnants of the divine name (YHWH) that were erased or abraded and that the erased strokes are barely able to be seem.

Simple investigation seems to prove that a faulty explanation. Have a look and please express your opinion. This can be seen on scroll page 35.[1]SEE: http://www.moellerhaus.com/qum-35.htm#dots There are other similar examples of miniaturization noted in the next section.

Page 1 – 18

Page 19 – 36

Page 37 – 54

Pg 01 —- Ch 01:01 to 01:26
Pg 02 —- Ch 01:26 to 02:21
Pg 03 —- Ch 02:21 to 03:24
Pg 04 —- Ch 03:24: to 05:14
Pg 05 —- Ch  05:14 to 06:07
Pg 06 —- Ch 06:07 to 07:15
Pg 07 —- Ch 07:15 to 08:08
Pg 08 —- Ch 08:08 to 09:11
Pg 09 —- Ch 09:11 to 10:14
Pg 10 —- Ch 10:14 to 11:12
Pg 11 —- Ch 11:12 to 14:01
Pg 12 —- Ch 14:01 to 14:29
Pg 13 —- Ch 14:29 to 16:14
Pg 14 —- Ch 16:14 to 18:07
Pg 15 —- Ch 18:07 to 19:23
Pg 16 —- Ch 19:23 to 21:15
Pg 17 —- Ch 21:15 to 22:24
Pg 18 —- Ch 22:24 to 24:04

Pg 19 —- Ch 24:04 to 25:05
Pg 20 —- Ch 25:05 to 26:18
Pg 21 —- Ch 26:19 to 28:02
Pg 22 —- Ch 28:02 to 28:24
Pg 23 —- Ch 28:24 to 29:21
Pg 24 —- Ch 29:21 to 30:20
Pg 25 —- Ch 30:20 to 31:04
Pg 26 —- Ch 31:05 to 33:01
Pg 27 —- Ch 33:01 to 33:24
Pg 28 —- Ch 34:01 to 36:02
Pg 29 —- Ch 36:03 to 36:20
Pg 30 —- Ch 36:20 to 37:24
Pg 31 —- Ch 37:24 to 38:08
Pg 32 —- Ch 38:08 to 40:02
Pg 33 —- Ch 40:02 to 40:28
Pg 34 —- Ch 40:28 to 41:23
Pg 35 —- Ch 41:23 to 42:17
Pg 36 —- Ch 42:18 to 43:20

Pg 37 —- Ch 43:20 to 44:23
Pg 38 —- Ch 44:23 to 45:21
Pg 39 —- Ch 45:21 to 47:11
Pg 40 —- Ch 47:11 to 49:04
Pg 41 —- Ch 49:04 to 50:01
Pg 42 —- Ch 50:01 to 51:13
Pg 43 —- Ch 51:13 to 52:12
Pg 44 —- Ch 52:13 to 54:04
Pg 45 —- Ch 54:04 to 55:08
Pg 46 —- Ch 55:08 to 57:02
Pg 47 —- Ch 57:02 to 58:06
Pg 48 —- Ch 58:06 to 59:17
Pg 49 —- Ch 59:17 to 61:04
Pg 50 —- Cha 61:04 to 63:04
Pg 51 —- Ch 63:04 to 65:04
Pg 52 —- Ch 65:04 to 65:18
Pg 53 —- Ch 65:19 to 66:14
Pg 54 —- Ch 66:14 to 66:24

Original source: Introductory Page[2]SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm

Original source: The Most Unusual Dots in the Scroll[3]SEE Original: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#dotmark

References

1 SEE: http://www.moellerhaus.com/qum-35.htm#dots
2 SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm
3 SEE Original: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#dotmark

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