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Re: orion Chinese?

>     Chinese munks could have visited Qumran. I will have to look it up,
>but China did make diplomatic contact with the Romans. Munks may have
>followed with the opening of the Spice Road? They may have had a sort of
>cultural exchange in Qumran resulting Chineses characters being written
>upon the scrolls.

Any Sinologists out there ready to argue that Essenes made it to China?

Philip R Davies
Department of Biblical Studies
University of Sheffield