But that isn’t stopping the ignoramuses like the people at Relevant Magazine from blowing it all out of proportion and making a suit out of a button.
The little bauble proves nothing that is being claimed it proves. Nothing. But if you give the ‘desperate for proof’ lot even the most tenuous something or other they’re sure to run with it- in spite of the fact that at the end of the day they’re simply lying about it all.
But they don’t care. Because ‘proof’ – even if it doesn’t exist – is more important than ‘truth’ (in spite of the fact that they claim they’re Christians).
Last week he blathered on about Jesus being discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls. This week he’s added Paul to his insane suppositions. But he knows so little that he actually asserts that Paul – according to ‘Christian tradition’, was crucified in Rome…
Afraid not. So much for any semblance of scholarship in Simcha’s work.
On their facebook page they have this image and description:
That isn’t Gath. But not only do none of the Museum’s curators know it, none of their commenters do either. It’s Herodium.
Maybe the Museum should have employed an Israeli (or at least someone who has been to Israel once or twice) to fact check.
If they are this wrong on the archaeology and as we’ve seen, on the dating of the Scrolls, what exactly will the Museum exhibition be right about?
Imagine the Titanic minus the smokestacks, framed out of timber rather than iron. Imagine that instead of a doomed ocean liner bustling with well-dressed elites, it’s home to 2,000 seasick animals, a handful of teenage dinosaurs and one patriarchal family headed by a 500-year-old man bent on saving the world. Cultures all over the globe share the legend of Noah’s Ark, but this summer one especially enthusiastic Christian ministry will try to convince you that it looked exactly like this—dinosaurs and all—when it opens its biblical theme park. Its pièce de résistance is a 510-foot representation of Noah’s giant boat. (OK, the Titanic was bigger, but you get the idea.) Tickets for the July 7 opening go on sale January 19, and the ministry folks are betting big—with borrowed money—that people will want to see the show.
And much more. Get your tickets while you can…
Frankly, it looks like a poor knock off. The papyrus has no taint of ancient-ness, the ink is darker than ancient ink ever is, and it smells to high heaven of another attempt to make a buck from the unsuspecting and gullible fragment collectors out there.
Nonetheless, EVEN IF it is ancient, without provenance and without a ‘chain of custody’ by which to trace its history, it is quite worthless historically.
But I may be wrong and if I am I hope Roberta Mazza will set me straight.
Why??? Come on people, give. It. Up.
Is Noah’s Ark still hiding somewhere today, waiting to be discovered? A documentary coming to theaters nationwide next week explores the ongoing search for the world’s most famous vessel and documents the dangers involved in the centuries-old quest.
Save your money. Go buy a book or donate to poor relief or buy me a Starbucks giftcard (the latter will get you out of purgatory altogether for the right amount).
Meet ‘Maverick‘- the flight nurse / ‘Biblical archaeologist’… who served as a consultant for an ‘archaeological’ expedition to find Noah’s ark…
Watch out Eric…. there are those waiting in the wings (with air nurse wings!) to dethrone you as the premier American digger.
UPDATE: Oh boy….
Authors Aaron Judkins and Michael McDaniel talked about their new book, Alien Agenda, and how it relates to forbidden archaeology, UFOs, the Nephilim, and the coming of the Antichrist. Detailing the origins of his research, Judkins, an archaeologist, explained that he was intrigued by the preponderance of winged serpents and discs depicted by ancient cultures throughout the world. McDaniel, a theologian, traced his interest to meeting an alleged abductee and a subsequent investigation of the Bible where he found references to the UFO phenomenon. Both authors contended that UFOs are malevolent, with Judkins suggesting that the elusive nature of the phenomenon portends a sinister agenda and McDaniel connecting them to a long term plan hatched by Satan.
I think that pretty much says it all…