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Re: orion-list Pliny Qumran analysis

Dierk wrote:
> P.S. Isn't it remarkable that Pliny unknowingly (?) describes the Jordan
> course in anticipation of the yachads historical development?
> >From the Panion in the Land of Damascus to the Dead Sea...

How did the Panion get into this discussion?  Do we have specific reason
to connect the Essenes with it?  I realize, of course, where "Land of
Damascus" comes from but wonder if we can that easily locate the Panion
in the Land of Damascus, much less place Essenes there.

David Suter
Saint Martin's College

David W. Suter, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Saint Martin's College, Lacey, WA 98503
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