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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.