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by StephenGoranson
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

So no reviews? "Tacit" "acceptance"?
Low bar.
Minna and K. Lonnqvist previously (2002) published that Qumran (and marl caves) were completely underwater during part of first century BCE.
You accept that too?
by StephenGoranson
Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

Donceel stated that some coins were intrusive, not Qumranian, not belonging to the hoard(s)--others may read him more accurately--and that he was able to disregard them. The contents and date(s) of deposit are relevant, seems to me. All agree that the coins were not kept in original sets (here I cri...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:20 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

Is discussion of Qumran coins relevant? spin brought up Lonnqvist on Qumran...and now objects? On Jan 13 did spin write not of *one* "well-worn" coin but a category, "*all* well-worn"? (My *s) Is it fair to say that spin has given the impression that K. L.'s analysis of the Qumran hoard(s)--in his 2...
by StephenGoranson
Thu Jan 14, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

There are legitimate open questions about the Qumran hoard (or hoards). Lack of a final report is unfortunate. But, in case anyone cares, spin has both undervalued the issue of intrusive coins (non-Qumran finds--how can that not matter?) and appears to have misrepresented what Robert Donceel wrote. ...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:45 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

Robert Donceel, who at the time had access to all the de Vaux Qumran materials, asserted that coins (**plural**) intrusive to the Qumran hoard had been mixed in in Amman. If Donceel is right (or do I hear an argument that he is wrong?), then isn't it a rather big mistake to report non-Qumran coins a...
by StephenGoranson
Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:12 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

Already posted here: Robert Donceel in RB on being surprised that in the Amman museum intrustive (that is, non-Qumran) coins had been mixed in with the Qumran hoard coins. And already mentioned here: many people involved with the dig were quite able to identify coins of Trajan, with his image and na...
by StephenGoranson
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:39 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

Caution might be worth suggesting when it comes to K. L.'s interpretation of Qumran coins and Qumran archaeology, spinian recommendation notwithstanding. Does any numismatist or archaeologist agree with either one?
by StephenGoranson
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

Roger, the hoard I referred to was the three vessels with silver coins found at Qumran, with the latest dated coin from 9/8 BCE. I replied that a publication that claimed the hoard included much later coins was unreliable. For example, coins of Trajan, with an image of Trajan and the name of Trajan ...
by StephenGoranson
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Coins and Gospels
Replies: 142
Views: 56952

Re: Coins and Gospels

The purpose of my Jan 9 note was to pass along information: reason to question whether some coins reported as if from Qumran were actually not from Qumran.