Conspiracy Theorists, Legitimate Scholarship, and Lead Tablets
courtesy of “The Musings of Thomas Verenna”
The Biblioblog-o-sphere is run amok with talk over the lead tablets recently publicized by sensational media. (There is also a Wiki page here, though it has not been updated to include today’s new updates, particularly the note from Margaret Barker about her misquotes by the Media) Unfortunately the reports so far have been pretty terrible. Aside from being generally confusing, vague, and full of false claims (which we shall see below), we have a few people standing tall behind these tablets who, probably, ought to sit down and let the experts handle them. In this post I wish to address the subject as a whole while engaging with many of the already brilliant posts made by those throughout the Biblioblogging community and also offer some additional thoughts which seem to have been overlooked by many in their analyses. But first, let’s discuss the main players behind the “discovery”.
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