8985SV: [ANE-2] RE: the case for the Jehoash Inscription
- Oct 5, 2008David,
This is one of the peculiar assets of biblical studies, the kind of
parasites that surrounds it. We have deliberate fraud as probably in the
Joash case. Or the brother of Jesus ossuarium often discussed at
biblical lists. Then we have the more crazy people around as those who
are always looking for Noah's ark. Another case is the quest for the
grave of Moses. There were rumours that some Italian billionaire some
years ago got permission to blow up Byzantine churches around Mt Nebo,
because Moses must be buried under a church. And so on. A kind of
continuation for the old search for splinters of the cross of Christ.
Happily we don't discuss such matters here!
But it is interesting how one piece of fake from Palestine gets much
more attention than the problem about genuine artefacts from Iraq stolen
and sold illegally.
Niels Peter Lemche
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