Re: [ANE-2] Re: [biblical-studies] Roman's testimony in English
- 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
--- On Sat, 12/20/08, lmlkes <lmlkes@...> wrote:
From: lmlkes <lmlkes@...>
Subject: [ANE-2] Re: [biblical-studies] Roman's testimony in English
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,
--- 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
> 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: