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Re: Walls not a fortress make

     I would say that your argument is amateurish and not mine. First, 
you misunderstood my point. Yes, the Romans were not nice guys. Yes, they 
probably would have destroyed the site. Understanding this, why would 
they take the time to hack a bunch of scrolls into mincemeat? On the 
point of being amateurish, I cited a fact, that the scrolls were 
destroyed, and you argued a possibly unrelated generality, that soldiers 
are not nice. My question was how do we know that the Romans destroyed 
the site? Yes, the timing makes the most sense. I was wondering why they 
destroyed the scrolls, not why they destroyed the site. Is there any 
evidence of the Romans destroying texts or not? Is this the only evidence 
of possible Roman "book burning" during the history of the empire? If it 
is, does that shed some doubt on the conclusion that the Romans destroyed 
the texts and the site?


ps. If at all possible, try citing evidence instead of calling names.