Monday, March 05, 2012

James Ossuary Verdict Scheduled

Seven years after the trial began, a verdict is scheduled to be announced a week from Wednesday. From Bible History Daily (BAS):

The Biblical Archaeology Society has learned that Judge Aharon Farkash of the District Court in Jerusalem will announce the verdict on the alleged forgery of the famous James “brother of Jesus” Ossuary on Wednesday, March 14 at 9 a.m. (2 a.m. EST).

After more than seven years, hundreds of exhibits and thousands of pages of testimony, the case against defendants Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch will be decided by the trial judge. The case, which includes allegations of forgery for numerous other artifacts, has accurately been described as the “forgery trial of the century.”

Anyone care to make a prediction? I’m expecting the defendants to walk.

Last year I posted a review of nine world-class scholars who testified in court that they believe the inscription on the James Ossuary is authentic or possibly authentic.

HT: Joseph Lauer

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3 Comments:

  • I abstain from predictions, but hope for 2 things:

    1) that justice is served

    2) that Robert Deutsch is declared "not guilty"

    By Blogger G.M. Grena, at Mon Mar 05, 10:05:00 PM  

  • I've amassed enough details (see web page below) to make a prediction: The most authoritative scientists have testified that the charge of forgery was based on pseudo-scientific incompetence that could only have been agenda-driven. There is no persuasive evidence, of forgery. The case will be dismissed.

    Go to the only Netzarim website: go to www.netzarim.co.il
    Click on "History Museum" in the navigational panel at left.
    A menu will appear at the top. Click on "Mashiakh."
    Click the SECOND "Burning Issues" Button (Burning Issues Surrounding Talpiot Tomb Complex).

    Paqid Yirmeyahu
    Paqid 16, The Netzarim (Hellenized to "Nazarenes")
    Ra'anana, Israel

    By Blogger The Netzarim, at Thu Mar 08, 11:36:00 AM  

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    By Blogger The Netzarim, at Thu Mar 08, 11:37:00 AM  

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