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Re: Radio carboned dss

Dear Lechem,

I was interested in the range of dates between the dss, not the fact that
they were all early or late. I was also wondering of relationships between
dates and types of document or location of document, so I was fishing for
general reactions.


Ian Hutchesson

>     Schiffman gives very much earlier dating for some scrolls. But 
>not all the scrolls were tested. C14 dates are 405 BCE to well into 
>the CE. The range suggests genizah style burials over generations. 
>All the scrolls should be C14 dated as if they were all from 
>different periods. We cannot assume too much on dates of untested 
>scrolls. Too much room for error. See p 32-33 "R. the DSS"