See F. M. Cross, “The History of the Biblical Text in the Light of Discoveries in the Judean Desert” (cited above, note 9), p. 291. D. Barthélemy notes Josephus’s reference to increased contacts between the Palestinian Jewish community and the Babylonian Jewish community during the reign of Herod (Antiquities 17.24–27); see his Études d’histoire du text de l’Ancien Testament (Éditions Universitaires: Fribourg, 1978), pp. 241f.