Redating the radiocarbon dating of the dead sea scrolls
The paleography supports the Christian period dating - despite claims to the contrary - strikingly in the case of the major document 1Qp Hab, its handwriting now officially classed as middle Herodian, AD 20-50 (DJD 23, p. All of the pesharim are in a Herodian hand." David Christainsen Newton, Mass.
When the establishment was dominated by American Christian fundamentalists and Zionist Jews, they would not even look at my carefully argued and researched work, but that has now changed. It includes the following: 'The results did not rule out the various opposition theories of the kind put forth by scholars like Robert Eisenman, Norman Golb, Cecil Roth, G. Driver, Joel Teicher, Barbara Thiering, and John Allegro, but actually supported such theories in that they carried the dates of many of the "sectarian" or "extra-biblical" scrolls well into the first century CE, contemporaneous with movements such as that those called "Zealot" or "Sicarii" and the rise of early or at least proto-Christianity in Palestine.' 'Despite the heavy public relation blitz claiming the opposite, in fact the theories of these "opposition scholars" were in better alignment with the actual results of the tests than those of establishment scholars such as Roland de Vaux, John Strugnell, Josef Milik, F. Cross, Geza Vermes, Lawrence Schiffman, Emmanuel Tov, James Vander Kam, Emile Puech, F. In our judgment the group that drew the conclusions given in the several press releases above was simply biased ab initio and was confirming its own theories with its interpretations of the results.' " ----- DSS Carbondating (and Paleography) "The points made by Atwill and Braunheim were covered by us in our Radiocarbon article. It would be interesting to know the date of the Atwill-Braunheim entry. This would mean that they held that an ancient parchment, manufactured many years before, was venerable and suited for the recording of their inspired writings.Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.In the present work, we show that it is unlikely that castor oil reacts with the amino acids of the parchment proteins, a finding which leaves open the possibility of devising a cleaning method that can effectively remove castor oil.We then present 3 different pretreatment protocols designed to effectively remove castor oil from parchment samples.
Many thousands of written fragments have been discovered in the Dead Sea area.