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Re: RGmyrken on Calendar, MMT, etc.
Gentle men and ladies of our discipline: it was once thought
worthwhile to debate whether Bacon wrote Shakespeare, or, in a not
dissimilar vein, to attempt to identify the "suffering servant"
historically. I could name at least 10 of the suggestions that have
been made in this connexion offhand, without, I think, our becoming
any the wiser.
The same, naturally, applies to the identity of the
"Teacher of Righteousness", the "Wicked Priest", et al. The fact that
we do not *know* these identities, almost 50 years after the finds of
the documents, is clearly the result of the fact that the relevant
references are non-specific, and also that we have no insight into
the concrete context of the references. Failing the discovery of more
specific documentation we shall never have certainty or even high
probability in this regard, so I fail to see the usefulness of this
line of approach. But I am, of course, willing to be convinced