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Date Set for James Ossuary Verdict
Biblical Archaeology ^ | 03/05/2012 | Biblical Archaeology Society Staff

Posted on 03/05/2012 10:19:32 AM PST by STD

Date Set for James Ossuary Verdict

Biblical Archaeology Society Staff • 03/05/2012

The James Ossuary verdict will be announced on Wednesday, March 14th. As events unfold, check in with Bible History Daily for exclusive reporting and commentary.

(Excerpt) Read more at biblicalarchaeology.org ...


TOPICS: History; Religion; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: aharonfarkash; archeology; bar; biblicalarchaeology; godsgravesglyphs; hershelshanks; israel; james; jamesossuary; jehoashtablet; jesus; odedgolan
The Biblical Archaeology Society has learned that Judge Aharon Farkash of the District Court in Jerusalem will announce the verdict on the alleged forgery of the famous James “brother of Jesus” Ossuary on Wednesday, March 14 at 9 a.m. (2 a.m. EST).

After more than seven years, hundreds of exhibits and thousands of pages of testimony, the case against defendants Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch will be decided by the trial judge. The case, which includes allegations of forgery for numerous other artifacts, has accurately been described as the “forgery trial of the century.”

Among the case’s allegedly forged items is the 15-line inscription on the Jehoash tablet, which, if authentic, would stand as the only known royal Israelite inscription.

On March 12, two days before the verdict is scheduled to be announced, we will post a short summary of the case by Biblical Archaeology Review editor Hershel Shanks to help you appreciate the verdict as soon as it is announced.

1 posted on 03/05/2012 10:19:40 AM PST by STD
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To: STD

The Baron of Arizona starring Vincent Price. c 1950....a great movie about forgery...and “truth”.


2 posted on 03/05/2012 10:25:59 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: STD

Let us worship totems! Let us rob graves and call their bones holy!! Let us deify dead humans!!

Then we will be offended when they say we aren’t Christians.


3 posted on 03/05/2012 10:38:46 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Can you explain to me what you said, I’m confused?


4 posted on 03/05/2012 12:00:47 PM PST by STD (It Doesn't Take a Real Political Panjandrum to Cut Taxes & Cut Spending Stupid!)
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To: STD

lol.

A lot of Christians have gotten away from the simple truth that we are supposed to be worshipping Jesus. We were never told to pray to “Saints”, bow down to a “Pope”, worship totems and idols or dig up the bones of “Saints” and treat them as holy relics.

None of it is biblical.


5 posted on 03/05/2012 12:10:55 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NYer; Swordmaker; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

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Thanks STD. This will include the James "brother of Jesus" Ossuary and the Jehoash tablet.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


6 posted on 03/05/2012 7:35:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Strangely, this same webpage that is the subject of this post has a related story about the same alledged forger and the oldest oil lamp ever found which was also in his inventory. Seems that the oil lamp has been authenticated and is not a forgery.

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/artifacts-and-the-bible/rarest-of-ancient-oil-lamps-proven-to-be-authentic/

There are lots of vested interests in Israel archeology and consequent potential for political ‘findings’ on questions about archeological discoveries such as the James ossuwary and the Talpiot tomb(s).


7 posted on 03/06/2012 7:15:44 AM PST by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: GeronL

Neither is praying to Mary to “inntercede” for us (I think that means she has an ‘in’ with the big guy)


8 posted on 03/06/2012 7:58:29 AM PST by Mr. K (Were the Soviet-Era propogandists as gleefully willing as our Lame-stream Media?)
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To: Mr. K

But I clearly remember that the only way to God was through Jesus.


9 posted on 03/06/2012 8:50:41 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wildbill

Definitely. BAR’s major complaint about the original research report (and wow, that was seven or eight years ago I think) is that it ignored the hard scientific findings which were either emphatically in favor of authenticity, or didn’t support forgery (depending on the finding).


10 posted on 03/06/2012 7:17:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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