This time there’s finally a photo of the unprovenanced bitlet making people very excited. But what’s it prove? Absolutely nothing. Even if it’s authentic (who knows, it’s unprovenanced and can’t be discussed at ASOR because of their policy concerning unprovenanced artifacts) it proves nothing.
It’s purty though…. But unprovenanced. So useless.
That can only mean one thing: pretty soon someone is going to announce the ‘discovery’ of a ‘text’ that will ‘shake the foundations of Christian faith’.
Can’t wait to see what it is this year? I’m all tingly. Will it be another ‘manuscript’ published by HTR which describes Jesus’s marriage to his sister or will it come in the form of a grave which contains the ‘body of Jesus and his entire family!’
I just can’t wait!
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?