old clothing to wrap the holy scrolls ? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • eporue
    • 28.11.11 | 04:33 (IST)

    there is plenty of use for old clothing, including cleaning... the whole place was about fabrication of scrolls and faik it was a holy activity to write them, and then they wrapped them into worn clothes ? errr... maybe something was written on the fabric ? its easier to write on linen then on wool... why was linen so much more expensive ? labour intensity probably wasnt an issue in qumran, but maybe they didnt have sheeps there, but the plants for linen...

    from the article: Overlooked relics may help unearth Dead Sea Scrolls' authors
    First published 00:48 28.11.11 | Last updated 00:48 28.11.11
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