Posted: Mar 11, 2016 11:47 am
by Oeditor
From what I recall of discussions at the time, there were arguments about the lack of availability of stocks of old parchment and, interestingly, as suggestion that the very presence of a sufficient stock of parchment would cast a contrary light on the supposed lack of a scribal tradition in those parts and times.
BTW I've yet to come across an analysis of the actual text compared with modern ones. It will still be more than a year before the embargo on Dr Fedeli's Ph.D. thesis is be lifted.