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Re: [ANE-2] Re: [biblical-studies] Roman's testimony in English

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  • David Hall
    The ivory pomegranate was listed in an article about suspected forgeries and Golan s forgery ring.    The Israeli statute of limitations has expired for the
    Message 1 of 14 , Dec 21, 2008
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      The ivory pomegranate was listed in an article about suspected forgeries and Golan's forgery ring. 
       
      The Israeli statute of limitations has expired for the ivory pomegranate case. Any indictment would be illegal.  This is not the same thing as no evidence exists.  The Israel Musuem was quoted as declaring it a fake.  Jack Kilmon stated the pomegranate was "...the first tangible evidence of Solomon's Temple..." This pomegrantate is a controversial piece of evidence.

      There was other evidence, Dead Sea Scrolls, numerous manuscripts etc. that pointed to the existence of a Jerusalem temple presumed destroyed by the Babylonians.  Some of both Solomon's and Ahab's building projects listed in the same sources may have existed according to the limited evidence available.    
       
      Challenging the authenticity of an icon is not the same as challenging the existence of an Iron Age II Hebrew temple in Jerusalem.

      David Q. Hall
      dqhall59@...

       


      --- On Sat, 12/20/08, lmlkes <lmlkes@...> wrote:

      From: lmlkes <lmlkes@...>
      Subject: [ANE-2] Re: [biblical-studies] Roman's testimony in English
      To: ANE-2@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Saturday, December 20, 2008, 9:12 PM






      Dear Mr. Hall, Hi!!! The Ivory Pomegranate was not listed in the
      indictment against Mr. Golan or anybody else. In other words, none of
      the five men were accused of forging the Ivory Pomegranate.
      With Much Gratitude,
      Sincerely Yours,
      Michael Welch
      Deltona, Florida
      --- In ANE-2@yahoogroups. com, David Hall <dqhall59@.. .> wrote:
      RE: Ivory Pomegranate
      An unidentified collector sold the ivory pomegranate to the Israel
      Museum for over half a million dollars. For some reason the Israel
      Museum had concluded it was a fake after allegations of faked
      antiquities from Golan began to surface and the Israeli authorities
      found numerous people suspected of being involved in fradulent
      anitquities forgery.
      >
      > Israel Museum concludes ivory pomegranate a fake:
      >
      > http://www.msnbc msn.com/id/ 6753063/
      >
      > While Golan may have wished to remain anonymous in his
      transactions; he has been accused of being involved in the forgery of
      the ivory pomegranate:
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