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  • Daniel Grolin
    Dear Stephen, I would like to know how these new tests affect the dating of various documents. Regards, Daniel ...
    Message 1 of 2 , Jun 29, 2004
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      Dear Stephen,

      I would like to know how these new tests affect the
      dating of various documents.

      Regards,

      Daniel
      --- Stephen Goranson <goranson@...> wrote: > A
      recent publication includes much of interest:
      > J.-B. Humbert & J. Gunneweg
      > ed., Khirbet Qumran et Ain Feshkha (volume 2),
      > Etudes d'anthropologie, de
      > physique et de chemie (NTOA.SA 3, 2003).
      >
      > For example, Jan Gunneweg and Marta Balla, in the
      > course of a neutron
      > activation analysis article, (p. 32): "The ninth one
      > [i.e., inkwell],
      > incomplete [the base remains] and only recently
      > [e.g., not noted in S. Pfann's
      > useful volume in this series] recognized as such,
      > was analyzed (QUM 221) from
      > the khirbeh, L. 129."
      >
      > Interesting enough on its own, but, in addition, it
      > so happens that this
      > volume includes a five-line inscription from that
      > same locus 129 (ed. A.
      > Lemaire, p. 360-1).
      >
      > This is not a review, as I haven't finished reading
      > the book. But I can say
      > that this volume contains much of interest, even if
      > it is expensive (perhaps
      > somewhat understandably so, given the
      > illustrations), and even if parts of
      > some chapters contradict parts of other chapters,
      > suggesting caution here and
      > there.
      >
      > The inscriptions include (p. 356) the "Elazar" one,
      > inscribed on a bowl before
      > firing, dating much discussed, though the
      > bibliography curiously lacks
      > reference to F.M. Cross.
      >
      > Qumran date pits C14 are presented (p. 198, 204) as
      > first century CE.
      >
      > Table of Contents at
      > http://ebaf.op.org/english
      >
      > More details if there's interest.
      > best,
      > Stephen Goranson
      >
      >
      >





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