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9133Re: [ANE-2] Golan trial

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  • David Hall
    Nov 1, 2008
      Golan took a real ossuary from circa first century times and added to an existing inscription and sold it for a great price as it was suggested to be the bone box of Jesus of Nazareth.  It was suggested by some that this was proof of the book "The De Vinci Code."  The publisher was selling the De Vivci Code novel as fiction.  Not all were able to distinguish fact from fiction.  Hershel Shank's magazine "Biblical Archaeology Review" was promoting it as a genuine antiquity.  He also had published lead stories about the ivory pomegranate scepter that was on display in Washington D.C. during the 90's.  I cannot recall the exact measurements, only that it was a very small piece of ivory and also a lead story about the Jehoash tablet splattered with gold.  By that time Golan was rich and famous having claimed to have found the box Jesus bones were placed in and an inscription from Solomon's temple.  Since then he has been arrested with
      probable cause and is infamous throughout the world.  While many exalted the wicked the righteous were proven right.    
      David Q. Hall

      --- On Fri, 10/31/08, Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...> wrote:

      From: Jack Kilmon <jkilmon@...>
      Subject: Re: [ANE-2] Golan trial
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, October 31, 2008, 1:21 PM

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "David Hall" <dqhall59@yahoo. com>
      To: <ANE-2@yahoogroups. com>
      Sent: Friday, October 31, 2008 2:28 AM
      Subject: [ANE-2] Golan trial

      > The Haaretz newspaper summarized some of the prosecution' s evidence
      > against Golan and those alleged to have carried out anitquities forgery,
      > updated August 23, 2008:
      > http://www.haaretz. com/hasen/ spages/974483. html
      > One person involved in the case has already been convicted of criminal
      > guilt.
      > David Q. Hall
      > dqhall59@yahoo. com

      To me it is not all that complicated as far as the James Ossuary is
      concerned. Yuval Goren testified that there is indeed ancient patina in the
      latter part of the inscription. My position since 2002 has been that
      simple. If there is genuinely ancient patina in the entire inscription, the
      box is entirely genuine.

      http://www.bib- arch.org/ news/forgery- trial-news. asp

      This does not mean that Golan is innocent of manufacturing forged artifacts,
      only that this ossuary was not one of them. I also do not believe the
      pomegranate is one of them either.


      Jack Kilmon
      San Antonio, TX

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