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orion Re: Armies of Kittiim



Date: Sat, 05 Dec 1998 21:30:02 -0500
From: David Goldman <davic@pop.erols.com>



Dierk, this in interesting, since a reference in the Targum on Deut. 24:24
on Kittiim calls them ROMAYI! This touches on my much-maligned theory that
DSS documents originated later, in the Herodian period......

David Goldman
davic@erols.com

>Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 01:19:54 +0100
>From: "Dierk" <haGalil@gmx.net>
>Subject: orion 1QM i,1; The 'armies (?) of the Kitti'im of Assur'
>
>Dear listmembers,
>
>who knows, whether the term 'armies of the Kitti^im of Assur' in col. i,1
>simply is a trivial misspelling or a camouflaged reference to the four Roman
>Legions in Syria in the 2nd half of the 1st c. BC?
>Unfortunately I haven^t found any clue as to several Seleucidean armies
>deployed or operating either in Syria or in the Taurus-region during the 2nd
>c. BC.
>
>
>Greetings
>Dierk
>