Scrolls Dead Sea
The hypothesis that John the Baptizer had a close association with the Qumranities at one point in his life and thus inherited many of their ideas and practices has been shown,while still historical speculation, to be reasonable historical speculation given the evidence that we have. The Dead Sea Scrolls have given us a great framework for understanding the behavior and practices of John the Baptizer and thus have illuminated just one more aspect of early Christian origins.John the Baptizer and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Prof. Judith Newman
April 12th, 2012
duvduv wrote:It is entirely plausible that whoever placed the variety of scrolls and tfillin in the caves were transporting them from one location to another, and were forced to deposit them in the caves along the way.There would be no other rationale for discarding them far away in a geniza cave. Rabbinic law specifies storing discarded religious books in clay vessels, but discarding them so far out wouldn't make sense unless they were being transferred elsewhere and got held up.
duvduv wrote:Yes, that's true. But much of analysis of historical events is based on process of elimination and inferences based on what is known. In this case it isn't the traditional interpretation of the Catholic priests that is the most likely possibility.
duvduv wrote:Of course history cannot use scientific methodology and no biases because it cannot reproduce experiments in a lab. It can only interpret and infer and analyze context.
duvduv wrote:I don't know what The Metatron and Laklak seek to contribute in this thread. If they are uninterested, why bother posting meaningless messages?!
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