palaeography

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palaeography

1. the study of the handwritings of the past, and often the manuscripts as well, so that they may be dated, read, etc., and may serve as historical and literary sources
2. a handwriting of the past
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Clinton's emendation to [(Mathematical Expression Omitted)] is far less attractive paleographically, but necessary for those who wish to produce a seventh-century date.
The reading requires confirmation, but it suggests new interpretive possibilities for the text of this paleographically difficult papyrus.
Along the way she restores to this umanista dimenticato a number of conjectures generally credited to later scholars which in her view show "good powers of divination" as being reasonable, even ingenious, paleographically possible, and metrically acceptable.
To summarize, the Big Red N is different paleographically from the N of the Red-Ink Annotator's hand, in notae and elsewhere, in the former's more angled duct and its flourishes; the Ruby Paraph is completely different from the Red-Ink Annotator's paraphs.
Sassmannshausen's suggested NIG.S[ID] is paleographically less likely, as explained in NABU 1993/106.
The treasures of cave 4 continue to nourish the DJD series, the present volume containing Hebrew texts of a varied nature, all paleographically identified as Hasmonean.
Paleographically, it is to be ascribed to second half of the second century B.C.E.
Nonetheless, Puech dates it paleographically to the end of the second or beginning of first century B.C.E.
187-90, "Ouvrage hymnique ou sapiential B." This manuscript is paleographically attributed to the first half of the first century B.C.E.
Catherine on Mount Sinai include new fragments.(4) Some fragments of Galatians that were previously published without any photographs can now be studied from photographs, and they demonstrate how far shapes of letters differ paleographically from the manuscripts of the earlier period.(5)
Paleographically, the emendation presents no problems, since the consonantal outline (rasm) remains unchanged; it is necessary only to alter the vocalization slightly and place the dots above the h to make it ta marbutah.