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Re: orion Lisan burials; named by outsiders?

At 12:45 PM 8/5/98 -0400, you wrote:
>1) In case it is of interest to listmembers, the excavator, Konstantinos D.
>Politis has a very brief description of the "over 3500" North-South aligned
>shaft graves at Khirbet Qazone in "Newsletter from Jordan," _Minerva_
>[London] 8.6 (Nov/Dec 1997) 35-37, here 35-36. He gives dates of "first to
>second centuries A.D." He notes some "Durases blocks" [i.e., Dusares] and
>characterizes the burials as Nabataean. (Perhaps the datings, later than
>Kh. Qumran (?), and the syncretistic and changing nature of Nabataean
>religion, might be worth further consideration concerning possible
>influences; these, apparently, are not typical Nabataean burials.)


For those of us far removed from access to such obscure journals (no offense
intended)- would it be possible for you to summarize their description of
the Nabatean graves a tad more?



(yup- i'm back, but only for textual reasons...   :)  )

Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Bible
Quartz Hill School of Theology