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Re: Josephus & DSS
On Thu, 19 Sep 1996, James R. Davila wrote:
> Anyhow, most of us are not willing to
> grant the assumption that the Yahad group of the Qumran library were
> Essenes ...
It was hard to disentangle the various levels of the above message, so
forgive me if I wrongly attribute the above statement to you, Jim.
Actually, it was the fact that it came from you that was surprising.
"Most of us"-- I'm not quite so sure about that. Perhaps if you keep
beating me over the head I'll grant that the issue isn't a closed case,
but minimally I would say that it's the only likely hypothesis.