"There were so many specialists with conflicting claims, the judge said Wednesday, that he could not determine beyond a reasonable doubt whether the ossuary and another purported major find — a stone slab engraved with written instructions by 9th century B.C. King Yoash on renovating the biblical Jewish Temple — were authentic."It's not just on this issue that the world of biblical scholarship has "so many specialists with conflicting claims," that a person doesn't know how to evaluate the evidence!
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
James Ossuary "Trial of Century" Acquits Suspected Forger
The AP report is here. I find the whole development to be a great window into the conflicted world of biblical studies and related disciplines. My favorite quote: