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Re: [ANE-2] Re: [Megillot] Qumran again: NYTimes misreporting, etc.

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  • Ariel L. Szczupak
    ... Changing Dead Sea levels? The Ein Feshkha springs are very near the 400 meters below sea level mark. And during the high level periods of the Dead Sea,
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 16, 2006
      At 15:37 16/08/2006, goranson@... wrote:
      >if Qumran were such a strategic site, why was it uninhabited for, well,
      >most of human history?

      Changing Dead Sea levels? The Ein Feshkha springs are very near the
      400 meters below sea level mark. And during the high level periods of
      the Dead Sea, ~300 mbsl, even Qumran was under water (IIRC the
      plateau is at about 325 mbsl).


      Ariel.

      [100% bona fide dilettante ... delecto ergo sum!]

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