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Reaping the benefits of Nestorian diligence
Shlama lukhon,

Here's a small paragraph from Norton's book that shows what great emphasis was laid upon making exact copies <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/smile.gif" alt="Smile" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

In these schools the copying of the scriptures was a first part of the education given. For instance, in the school or college at Nisibis, A. D. 490, the rules required that "the brethren admitted to it, should not, except from urgent necessity, cease from writing, reading, and expounding" Scripture. As to the writing of Scripture, they were "in the first year to write the Pentateuch, and a book of Paul; in the second, the Psalms and Prophets; in the third, the New Testament." (p. 125.) There were secular studies, but the young had to begin with the study of Scripture.

Shlama w'Burkate, Larry Kelsey

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