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11701Re: [ANE-2] Brief queries in reply to 'Two Qumran articles/a reply'

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  • Jack Kilmon
    Dec 3, 2009
      Joe, would the silver amulets found in chamber/tomb 25 at Ketef Hinnom have
      been an exception since they were a blessing?


      Jack Kilmon
      San Antonio, TX

      From: "Joe Zias" <joezias@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2009 9:14 PM
      To: <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Brief queries in reply to 'Two Qumran articles/a reply'

      > David, the chances of finding gold in a Jewish grave is on par with
      > finding it in the street of Jerusalem, there is a Jewish law against the
      > destruction/burial of wanton 'goods' which is why jewelery is seldom found
      > in Jewish graves as opposed to pagan ones. When it is found it usually
      > appears to be an ear ring, finger ring which may have been impossible to
      > remove without adding further destruction to the body. Those beads found
      > around the feet of the women should have been a 'dead giveaway' that the
      > graves were Bedouin. Never have they been found in anything but late
      > Bedouin burials. Unfortunately due to the haredim it's near impossible to
      > get good data anymore on human burials. As for the c-14 dates which
      > Feather speaks about, I was given privy to the data as they were not
      > refusing to put it out, so I did it for them :-) They then, replied that
      > the c-14 dates were from the Turking periond but tried to explain it away
      > by saying the excavators
      > mistakenly sent wrapping materials (sic) to run the tests. I replied 3-400
      > year old wrapping materialy just lying around ? They did not reply,
      > probably didn't have a sense of humor, however the c-14 dates of the women
      > and children are from the Turkish period, Bedouin recycle cemeteries all
      > the time. The orig. German publication was riddled with errors which made
      > it so easy for us to know immed. that the crania were Bedouin as the
      > children which were buried there were 100 % complete whereas they are
      > always under normal conditions to be, egg shell thick, the first to go
      > everything being equal.
      > Joe Zias www.joezias.com
      > Anthropology/Paleopathology
      > Science and Antiquity Group - Jerusalem
      > Jerusalem, Israel
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