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7560Re: [ANE-2] Deutsch on the latest seals, an agenda peut etre?

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  • eliot braun
    Mar 3, 2008
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      No. What manner of proof is there for such an idea?

      Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...> wrote:
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "eliot braun" <eliotbraun@...>
      To: <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 1:51 AM
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Deutsch on the latest seals, an agenda peut etre?

      > Is the grandpa seal real? I've no idea, but....
      > If the seal from the collection is not provenienced, and therefore may be
      > (or is even likely to be, given prices paid for such trinkets) a fake,
      > then its relevancy is questionable in the extreme, especially on this
      > list, which purports to deal with the ANCIENT Near East.
      > The agenda for introducing this object is to obtain relevancy and
      > ostensible authenticity by association. That is not a proper scientific
      > approach to the study of these particularly interesting and important
      > objects, which come from undeniably ancient contexts.
      > Dr West has, of course, the right to post what he wishes on his site. We
      > may also criticize his decision to do so, given the controversial nature
      > of the objects in that collection.
      > Jim West <jwest@...> wrote: Robert
      > asked me to post this on the blog (since it includes a photo)
      > which I was more than happy to do.
      > http://jwest.wordpress.com/2008/03/02/deutsch-on-the-seals/
      > His comments too are relevant to the present 'seal' discussion.
      > --
      > ++++++
      > Jim West, ThD
      > http://jwest.wordpress.com -- Blog
      > http://drjewest.googlepages.com - Biblical Studies Resources

      Wouldn't you say that the discovery of the Refayahu bar Shalum seal in
      context verifies the authenticity of the unprovenanced father's seal?


      Jack Kilmon
      San Antonio, TX

      Eliot Braun, Ph D
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