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orion-list Re: Copper Scroll

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Robert wrote:
> These clues indicate a date of c. 76 BCE rather than c. 68-70 CE and (to
>  my mind) suggest the hiders were allied with Jannaeus (Alexander) and the
>  Sadducees rather than with the Essenes.  The Hymn to King Jonathan points
>  the same direction, as well as the archaeology of the Qumran site [...]
Alternatively the clues merely indicate a conservative terminology rooted in
the Hasmonaean epoche.
N.b. Dagon doubtlessly was an utmost negative occupied term at least from
the orthodox point of view.

Tot ziens,

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