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Re: Public Lecture; please post
>>>The subject of the lecture will be:
>>> WHO WROTE THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND WHY?
>>Lary is probably the only person who thinks he knows.
>Is that really what you meant to say? It seems to me that virtually
>everyone with the slightest expertise in the field thinks that he or
>she knows :-).
Not really; I think that (yes, one or two apart - such as Golb and
Eisenman) most of us have theories and opinions and acknowledge them as
I was really teasing a bit here, but the public is going to have to
get used to facing the fact tha we actually don't know the answers to these
basic questions. As long as we don't peddle certainty we are play8ng fair.
Philip R Davies
Department of Biblical Studies
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S10 2UJ