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Re: Golb's Theory

On Thu, 5 Sep 1996, Jim West wrote:

> 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?

Well, look at Massada. The situation that Golb envisions for Q is very 
much like Massada - people holed up for a "last stand" battle. 

Best, Asia