8977Re: [ANE-2] RE: the case for the Jehoash Inscription
- Sep 29, 2008Jack Kilmon writes "A very important piece of unprovenanced epigraphy will almost certainly rise up from private hands again."
I would like to add, forged or plundered and published in those journals pandering to the public looking for 'signs and wonders'. You won't see it in any of the ASOR journals and in time is too may be on trial. It will only be important to those greedy or naive, academics will rightfully ignore it. As far as those on trial or awaiting trial, be ready for some more surprises...
Joe Zias www.joezias.com
Science and Antiquity Group - Jerusalem
--- On Mon, 9/29/08, Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...> wrote:
From: Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...>
Subject: Re: [ANE-2] RE: the case for the Jehoash Inscription
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008, 10:08 AM
----- Original Message -----
From: "Niels Peter Lemche" <npl@.... dk>
To: <ANE-2@yahoogroups. com>
Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2008 10:42 PM
Subject: SV: [ANE-2] RE: the case for the Jehoash Inscription
> I think it has definitely been shown that forgery techniques have
> considerably but yet again, the greater majority of artifacts are
> unprovenanced. I don't think we can afford to dismiss them out of hand
> they are potentially important epigraphs and archeometry and
> paleography/ orthography concur.
>>>I am totally puzzled by this thing.
> Jack Kilmon <<
> Dear Jack,
> I see no other options than to reject such material, or we are totally
> at the mercy of intelligent forgers. In a perfect world, yes, OK, but
> this is not a perfect world.
> Niels Peter Lemche
I wish there was another option....maybe there is. The tactic the idiot IAA
takes, however, won't cut it. Their zeal to send forgers to jail for a
billion years is OK but not their tactic to prosecute and smear innocents
like Drs.Deutsch and Eshel just for the publicity.
A very important piece of unprovenanced epigraphy will almost certainly rise
up from private hands again.
Never a dull moment.
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