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Re: Walls not a fortress make

On Wed, 3 Apr 1996, Paul V. M. Flesher wrote:

> >David K.
> What is the evidence for Romans destroying manuscripts at Qumran?  The fact
> of deterioration?  After 2000 years, that is not evidence of anything but
> natural decomposition.
> Paul
I was under the impression that the Roman mutilation theory was based 
upon the scrolls in cave four being in small shredded pieces. I thought 
that the accepted theory for this was that the Romans hacked up the 
scrolls that they found there. If this is an incorrect description of the 
scrolls found in cave four, then there would appear to be even less 
evidence for Romans destroying scrolls.