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Re: orion Hirschfeld implications

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dwashbur@nyx.net wrote:
> > Hi Jack!
> >
> > I agree with everything you said, except the notion of a DSS sect. This
> > still seems to be an assumption based on the Qumran-DSS-Essene theory.
> >
> I'm going to jump into this exchange between George and Jack for just
> a moment to expand the above thought a little.  A sub-assumption of
> the Qumran-DSS-Essene theory is that the sect wrote and/or copied the
> scrolls.  With that sub-assumption, Jack's analogy using the
> diversity of his own library tends to break down.  Gathering books on
> various and diverse subjects, some agreed-with, some not, is quite a
> different activity than acting as a scribe and laboriously cranking
> out handwritten copies of them.

	I understand what you are saying but I am not really sure that
a "make em yourself" society would not have a diverse library.  That the
DSS People wrote or copied all the scrolls is an assumption I'm not
to accept.  I believe many of the texts were "imported."

	Just as we, in a printed, literate society seem to have no
clue concerning the dynamics of oralism, I would like to know more
about how and where the literate obtained their books/scrolls in the
ancient world.  Was their a corner "scrollshop?"


Díman dith laych idneh dínishMA nishMA
   Jack Kilmon (jpman@accesscomm.net)