656 The surplus population moved because of conflict (cf. 1.184), but the migration was voluntary and therefore honorable, not forced. Both this and the previous statement regarding the Persians have been much used in the debate on the authenticity of these fragments, but on both sides and with uncertain results (see Appendix 2). Does the apparent “mistake” regarding the Persians require a non-Judean (genuinely Hecataean) author (Müller 175)? Or does the migration to Phoenicia reflect only Hasmonean (post-Hecataean) realities (Bar-Kochva 1996a: 101-5)? Since each might represent fictionalized accounts of history, both judgments remain uncertain.