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Re: Golb's Theory

At 06:38 PM 9/5/96 +0300, you wrote:

>Golb does treat the presence of women and children as unproblematic for the 
>"fort" theory, but then, aren't the strictly gender-segregated military 
>camps and invention of 19th century? Wifes and camp-followers do not 
>sound all than unusual in the days of old.

Is it a 19th century invention?  What evidence is there that women and
children followed their soldier husbands/fathers around in the first century
BCE or CE?



Jim West
Professor of Biblical Languages, CCBI
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology