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Re: Golb's Theory
At 10:12 AM 9/2/96 +0300, you wrote:
>I am not precisely a whole-hearted proponent, but I find the theory
>interesting, and would be glad for the discussion.
Good. I am particularly interested in a couple of seeming contradictions.
1- that Qumran was a fort
2- that women and children were found in the cemetary.
That 2 is irrefutable goes without saying; it does not follow that 1 is
true because 2 is true. Yet this seems to be the implication. But what
evidence does Golb posess to suggest that women and children could be found
at a Jewish fort? (Masada notwithstanding- as its circumstances were quite
different- it was a last ditch holdout and not a fort in the normal sense)
Just some points for clarification.
Jim West, ThD
Professor of Biblical Languages, CCBI
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology