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The Forgery Trial of the Century Ends
Bib Arch ^ | • 03/15/2012 | Hershel Shanks

Posted on 03/15/2012 12:04:58 PM PDT by STD

Oded Golan Speaks Out on Forgery Trial Verdict

Asserts purchasers of looted antiquities preserve valuable information

Hershel Shanks • 03/15/2012

After being acquitted of all forgery charges, Oded Golan responded by noting the important role that licensed collectors play by keeping artifacts documented and in Israel.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: aharonfarkash; bar; biblical; biblicalarchaeology; forgery; godsgravesglyphs; hershelshanks; israel; jamesossuary; jehoashtablet; odedgolan
Oded Golan, chief defendant in the so-called “forgery case of the century,” was acquitted of all forgery charges Wednesday, more specifically of forging an inscription reading “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” written on a first-century C.E. bone box (or ossuary). “The hot-air balloon released by the IAA [Israel Antiquities Authority],” he told Biblical Archaeology Review in an exclusive telephone interview, “has finally popped.”

An industrial and management engineer, Golan has been a collector of antiquities from the Land of Israel for decades. His collection includes thousands of artifacts and constitutes one of the largest and most important private collections in Israel.

“I never considered my collection as a source of profit or income,” he says. “Out of my love for the field, I took steps to save thousands of artifacts discovered in Judea and Samaria [West Bank].” This, he says, was the center of Israel and Judah in the Biblical period. “Without my actions, these artifacts would have been removed from the country and disappeared.” He claims that more than a million antiquities from the West Bank have indeed disappeared from the country in this way.

Some authorities contend that buying unprovenanced antiquities on the market encourages looting. Others say that once they are looted, we must learn what we can from them. Golan is among the latter. So are some leading scholars. There is a lot to learn from them, he says.

Read co-defendant Robert Deutsch’s reaction to the trial.

1 posted on 03/15/2012 12:05:10 PM PDT by STD
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To: STD

The true forgery trial of the century would involve the Department of Joke...er...Justice vs Barack (whatever other fake name this t*rd has) Obamaloon and his two (or more) forged birth certificates.

He’s a cretin.

He’s a forger.

He’s a commie.

He’s a Muslim.

Heh, those four things soooo come together.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 12:10:13 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Da Coyote

Next to the writing of Jesus’ name on the burial box of his immediate family, this phony president is on a par with Hitler, Hamman and Nero, as the anti-christ. Of course, he’s pretending not to be satan incarnate, which pretty much rules out the other moslem nutjob who’s President of Aryan and that al Sadr fool with his Mahdi Army.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 12:29:42 PM PDT by STD ([You must help] the people in the communityÂ…feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureles)
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To: STD
>"he’s pretending not to be satan incarnate,"

He sure does give him credit though!

Yes we can, Thank You Satan 1:50sec

4 posted on 03/15/2012 1:11:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Mohammedan law every woman must belong to a man will delay the end of slavery until Islam has ceased)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks STD.
Oded Golan, chief defendant in the so-called "forgery case of the century," was acquitted of all forgery charges Wednesday, more specifically of forging an inscription reading "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" written on a first-century C.E. bone box (or ossuary). "The hot-air balloon released by the IAA [Israel Antiquities Authority]," he told Biblical Archaeology Review in an exclusive telephone interview, "has finally popped."
Well put, Mr. Golan, sir! To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 5:04:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.)
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