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Ioudaios: Population at Qumran (fwd)
Does anyone want to respond to this?
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Date: Mon, 27 May 1996 21:55:05 +1000 (EST)
From: Joe Slater <email@example.com>
To: First Century Judaism Discussion Forum <ioudaios-l@Lehigh.EDU>
Subject: Population at Qumran
I have been reading various estimates of Qumran's population. I note that
a mill has been identified on the site. Has anyone calculated the amount
of flour it could produce, and hence the population the site could
comfortably support? Failing that, does anyone know of a reference that
deals with early mills and their output?
Note that establishing the output would determine both an upper and a
lower estimate for the population, since one would not build a mill with
a capacity greatly in excess of its predicted demand.