Re: orion-list Goranson on Pliny

2001-06-20 Thread Ian Hutchesson
Pliny's text merely uses west to indicate he will describe that side of the Dead Sea. Pliny (his source) does not say Essenes are high (supra), merely that they avoid the bad water This is not what the text says. It says that they flee from the *shores* (litora Esseni fugiunt), ie they don't

Re: orion-list Goranson on Pliny

2001-06-19 Thread Stephen Goranson
Response to Prof Kraft: Pliny's text merely uses west to indicate he will describe that side of the Dead Sea. Pliny (his source) does not say Essenes are high (supra), merely that they avoid the bad water (as Qumranites did, with their water system), which is unlike Jordan's good water, flowing

orion-list Goranson on Pliny

2001-06-17 Thread kraft
Stephen Goranson wrote: Prof. Kraft wrote that infra meant downhill here. That, I think, doesn't match the context. Just two brief notes for now. If you were to describe one of the following as notably high, which would you pick: Essene place, Ein Gedi, or Masada? Second, Bob wrote: