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orion Bedouin Finds
Fred Cryer's last post's closing sentence is a little disturbing- for it
intimates that some texts have been passed off as DSS when in fact they were
texts from other locales.
How many texts is this true of? And if true of a few, true of how many? I
suppose what I am wondering is if the Scroll Rush (like the gold rush) did
not produce some over zealot salesmen who passed off stuff as DSS.
If this is so, then how can we be sure that much of the documents now
considered "DSS" are not in fact materials gathered from "all corners" of
Palestine and sold as Qumran materials?
Adjunct Professor of Bible,
Quartz Hill School of Theology