In spite of the hold-out poo-poo-ers who think blogging is something pointless, Anthony’s case in point is an excellent illustration as to why it does, in fact, matter rather a lot. His case could be multiplied a number of times. For, the truth is, without the proactive work of our bibliobloggers, scam artists and film makers and deceivers would still be foisting off fraudulent antiquities, forged artifacts, false and unsupported claims, and other generally wicked nonsense onto the gullible public unchallenged and unhindered.
Bloggers are the ‘first line of defense’ against misinformation and misprision concerning biblical studies and ‘biblical’ archaeology. And I, for one, among many, am glad that Anthony has joined in. I think, and am fairly sure, that others will too.