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6931Re: [ANE-2] Re: Qumran inkwells and other facts

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  • goranson@duke.edu
    Jan 2, 2008
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      One possible reason for difference between Qumran and Masada, in regard
      to whether animal skin scrolls would survive, is that Qumran got flooded
      more than Masada, because Qumran's location and sometimes-broken water system
      brought more water to it, which would rot scrolls, moreso than Masada, which
      was not flooded from land above it and whose water system was below it. Also,
      Masada had casemate walls; Qumran not, among additional differences.
      Again, there was writing on clay and stone found in Kh. Qumran, which is
      published in Humbert and Gunneweg, Khirbet Qumran...II: etudes... 2003. I wish
      those posting on this subject would read that before more declarations. And why
      cite declarations on Dead Sea Scrolls from some (e.g. Hirschfeld) who were not
      Dead Sea Scroll scholars?

      Those interested in the tentative suggestion of Yael Olnick {also in English as
      Olenick) can read her Early Roman-Period Pottery Inkwells from Eretz-Yisrael,"
      Israel--People and Land I (1983-1984) 55-66 Hebrew; 10-11, English, on inkwell
      types. We await full Shufat publication.

      For a review of Edna Ullmann-Margalit's book Out of the Cave, see amazon.com:

      In many posts no one responded to the evidence in the recently-posted review of
      N. Golb, Who Wrote the Scrolls that tells against his proposal. Plus, if these
      were Jerusalem libraries, why are there no indications of ownership for

      Interestingly, Ulrich makes another three-cave scribal connection in:
      Ulrich, Eugene. "Identification of a Scribe Active at Qumran:
      1QPsb-4QIsac-11QM." In ??????: ?????? ??????? ????
      ????? ?-?. ?????? ?????? ????? [Meghillot: Studies in
      the Dead Sea Scrolls V-VI. A Festschrift for Devorah Dimant], ed. Moshe
      Bar-Asher and Emanuel Tov, *201-*210. Jerusalem: Bialik Institute and Haifa
      University Press, 2007.

      Would you risk life to take a writing exercise (as found in Cave 4) from
      Jerusalem, during seige by the Roman army, to a cave many miles away?

      One who is disinterested in evidence of six or so inkwells raises the question
      (beyond new-found interest in Shuafat): what evidence would interest? And why,
      from some posters, the differing levels of demands for evidence: quite
      demanding for Essenes not to be pushed into limbo, and yet so very lacking in
      stringency--even ignoring counter-evidence (e.g., from Josephus and from the
      non-cross-section of available books at Qumran--for the Jerusalem-library
      one-time deposit ignoring connections to the site and to multiply-attested
      Essene history?

      Stephen Goranson
      ("Out damned spot," I think, is from Macbeth not Hamlet.)
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