Thank you to everyone who has been making comments on this blog. They are all very interesting. May I remind anyone who would like to discuss the matters brought up here that they are cordially invited to the Ebla forums. I'm a moderator there and it is where I do most of my on-line interaction. This blog has become the second most popular feature of Bede's Library so it seems to be a success. The Library as a whole is rapidly approaching 20,000 page views a month which is a whole lot more than I imagined when I started.