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7562Re: [ANE-2] Deutsch on the latest seals, an agenda peut etre?

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  • Jack Kilmon
    Mar 3, 2008
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      The extreme unliklihood of a forger making up the name Shalum bar Refayahu
      and inscribing that on a seal with an identical design to a seal inscribed
      Refayahu bar Shalum excavated in Jerusalem in a context?


      Jack


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "eliot braun" <eliotbraun@...>
      To: <ANE-2@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, March 03, 2008 10:17 AM
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Deutsch on the latest seals, an agenda peut etre?


      > 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
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