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orion-list Thanks, Greg

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999 11:16:17 +0200, gd@teol.ku.dk writes:
>If I were a gambler, I would bet that a quarter century from now one
>of the single most important breakthrough ideas in this decade in
>Qumran studies will be identified as having first been expressed in 
>a post from Ian Hutchesson to Orion of c. January 9, 1997.
>In that post Ian argued for a c. 63 BCE deposit date of all of the
>Scrolls at Qumran (instead of the c. 68 CE virtually unanimous
>current view). 

   [... snip ... noted & carefully filed ...]

>It will be interesting in the years ahead to see how the issues and 
>evidence resolve on this matter of the deposit date.
>Greg Doudna
>U. of Copenhagen

Thanks, Greg, for nailing down this issue so tightly.  As a gambler,
I'd bet with you.  But being hard-nosed, I'd agree, too.  Unless some
strange physical malady struck the Middle East and is yet to be found,
the trend of data will continue.

Is it really less than three years?  
Tom Simms^Z
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