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Re: orion Re: Source Diversity for DSS

At 03:31 PM 7/23/97 -0500, you wrote:

>It seems virtually unreasonable to suppose anything other than that the
>inhabitants of the ruins hid their libraries in the caves of the area as the
>Roman legion approached Masada.
I think there is a far greater chance they hid them there when the Zelots
were taking over the temple and burning libraries in Jerusalem, and these
caves were still under the protection of the "outpost" at Qumran! By the
time the Romans got around to Jerusalem much less Masada not much was left
to hide.