10918Re: [GTh] Another Angle on the "Authenticity" Controversey
- May 9, 2014"The other intriguing thing about all these claims of forgery is that no onehas ever come up with a living, breathing forger." (Simcha Jacobovici)That's not an "intriguing thing about ... these claims of forgery" - it's theirraison d'etre. If we had a forger, there'd be no claims of forgery becausethe case would already be made. And there's no way that we can guess theforger's motives, etc. There's too many possible scenarios and no way ofchoosing between them. In point of fact, Jacobovici has long ago madeup his mind that the JWF is genuine, and, like Depuydt on the other side,nothing will move him. His questions, unlike DeConick's, aren't thingsthat he really wonders about. They're merely a rhetorical device intendedto imply that those who disagree with him haven't made (and never will)a good case.Mike G.
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