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thonemann's latest go at the 'lead codices'

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  • Jim West
    is here http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7173961.ece the most interesting part, to me- To judge from the photos
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      is here
      http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7173961.ece

      the most interesting part, to me-

      To judge from the photos which have appeared in the press over the
      past week, all of these supposed early Christian codices are the
      product of the same Amman workshop as the book I saw last year. The
      forger's repertoire is fairly predictable: pseudo-Christian symbols
      copied from ancient Greek and Judaean coins (palm trees, Hellenistic
      kings and so forth) interspersed with gibberish-inscriptions
      clumsily adapted from real ancient texts, Greek and Hebrew.

      One can hardly blame the newspapers: no editor could reasonably be
      expected to resist the combination of Jesus, the Kabbalah,
      mysterious death threats and a secret code. But it is a bit
      depressing that no one thought to consult any one of the dozens of
      British specialists in the field. As the Jewish Chronicle made clear
      when it originally reported on the find back in early March,*those
      professional scholars who have had sight of these objects have
      dismissed them as obvious fakes*. There are various reasons why we
      bother to fund research in the arts and humanities and this episode
      could have been one of them.



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      Jim West, ThD
      Petros, TN



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