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Re: Golb's Theory

>Isn't the discussion of Golb's theory moot if the newly discovered ostracon
>implies that Kh. Qumran = the/a site of the Yahad?  Doesn't that strongly
>connect the scrolls and the sect described in them to the site itself?
>Actual texts (e.g., Tell Dan) have a way of demolishing way-out theories.
>Esti Eshel will be explaining the new ostraco in Manchester tomorrow. I
>may then say something more. Meantime, since we have not seen the text,
>and since the Tel Dan inscription proves hardly anything about anything
>(even if rad correctly-another matter), I hope that Ed Cook's credulity
>does not become infectious. Amazing how many way out theories manage in
>the course of time to get to the middle of the road, as any historian of
>biblical studies ought to know!

Philip R Davies
Department of Biblical Studies
University of Sheffield