Thursday, November 02, 2017

Rollston again on the Jerusalem Papyrus

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: The King of Judah, Jars of Wine, and the City of Jerusalem. The Jerusalem Papyrus and the forged words on it (Christopher Rollston).
Ultimately, the case against the Jerusalem Papyrus is pretty strong. To be sure, there are, and will continue to be, people who believe that it’s ancient. But for my money, I think that it’s of recent vintage. And the modern forger is pretty good at his craft, but not perfect. And, as I mentioned, I suspect that the forger of this inscription is studying up on construct forms right now.
If Professor Rollston thinks the Jerusalem Papyrus is a forgery, that possibility needs to be taken very seriously. For concerns he raised about it last year, see here and here.

For past PaleoJudaica posts on the Jerusalem Papyrus, see here and here and links.

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