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Re: orion-list Pliny Qumran analysis


>  Then why didn't he?  The ruins of Qumran were known at that time, 
>  correct?  So it would seem to me that if he were inclined to identify 
>  the place as an Essene site, he would have done so.  

    This would seem logical, but Qumran is not the only site not listed. In 
his article Herford chose not to name any sites.

Virgil Brown

The fact that 
>  he apparently didn't seems significant.  It seems to me that this is 
>  evidence supporting Greg's subtle contention that, were it not for 
>  the discovery of the scrolls, Qumran would not have been so 
>  identified.
>  Dave Washburn
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