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Re: inkwells, etc.

     How in the world can anyone date the destruction to exactly 68 CE? I
would highly doubt anyone who argues that it is possible to claim that Qumran
was destroyed in 68 CE, around 68 CE, may be, but not beyond any doubt IN 68
CE. Even numismatic evidence can't prove anything that accurately. Coins from
68 CE were still in use for years later and I highly doubt that with all of
the turmoil in the land circa 68-70 CE that mints were being updated in the
area and may have not even been minting. How concrete is this 68 CE date?

-David Jay Kaufman
HUC-JIR Jerusalem
Rabbinical Student