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Re: Walls not a fortress make

In a message dated 96-04-02 01:37:51 EST, you write:

>But to be back on the point: akthough there may be no evidence of a 
>conceived politically conducted destruction of manuscripts, 
>manuscripts would nevertheless be 'endangered' items in times of war.

I think this point is well taken.  In war, everything is subject to
destruction.  It does not seem lilkely that a marauding group of anti-text
Roman soldiers needs to be postulated.  The simple fact that a Jewish colony
existed was enouch in 68 CE for the romans to do their worst.

Jim West