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Re: Walls not a fortress make
On Sun, 31 Mar 1996, Daniel McMenamin wrote:
> Dear David:
> An interesting thought. I do not know that any one has
> suggested this before. A few things come to mind:
> 1) Occamm's Razor - it is simpler to imagine the Romans doing
> the deed than co-religionists. We know that the Romans occupied Qumran
> circa 60-70 CE.
> 2) Are there any other examples of 1st Century 'book-burnings'
> 3) Given the eclectic nature of the dss. which group do you
> nominate as the destructors?
> Daniel McM
Is there evidence that the Romans destroyed texts at other sites? I do
not know what group might not have liked the Qumran group. I simply do
not understand why the Romans cared about texts.