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Re: Josephus and Pliny as sources

>Dear Eric,
>Is Pliny's date for the first babylonian dynasty influenced by knowledge
>of some very late version of the Sumerian king list? We should remember
>that ancient historians may not have been as critical of their
>received sources as recent scholars.
>Victor Hurowitz

I agree, and that is why we may have to take his information about the
Essenes with a grain of salt.

Eric Forster