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Re: orion Hirschfeld implications

Jack K. wrote:
> 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
> ready
> to accept.  I believe many of the texts were "imported."

Agreed.  It is well known that I don't accept the idea of a "DSS 
People" at all.

Dave Washburn
"Now I have $2736.15.  Every time I count my $500,
I get a different amount."