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Re: Golb's Theory

My earlier comment:
>> I'm not sure tha Golb links the presence of women and children with Q being
>> a fort (I must check), but their presence has long been explained away as
>> due to the Roman attack on Q (some of the persons were said to have died
>> prematurely).

Asia Lerner:

>Sorry, but could you explain? How does an attack by Romans explain the
>presence of women and children? And what role does "premature death" play
>in all of this?

They fled from th Roman advance to a fortified place, where they died in
the assault. I'm not saying I endorse this but the logic seems clear enogh
to anyone.

Again, I said:

>> Golb DOES imply that since Q was attacked, it was a fort. I agree
>> it was fortified (if minimally), but not sure that means it was built fe or

Philip R Davies
Department of Biblical Studies
University of Sheffield