Thursday, September 30, 2010

Raphael Golb Convicted in DSS court case.

Raphael Golb, son of scholar Norman Golb, was convicted for identity theft for his on-line impersonation of scholars. Read the details at AP.

5 comments:

Geoff Hudson said...

You have only a few comments on qumran and the dead sea scrolls - I wonder why? Perhaps you would do well to take an interest.

Geoff Hudson said...

After all, you are limiting yourself if you stick to this definition of the purpose of Evangelion, and you are putting yourself in a mental staightjacket:

"The Biblioblog Euangelion exists for the purpose of promoting the gospel by commenting on issues relating to the study of the Christian Scriptures in the academy and the church."

Geoff Hudson said...

And Raphael Golb is currently appealing. Of course it doesn't alter the fact that what he did, he did in the support of his father's theory, that the Dead Sea Scrolls had their origin in Jerusalem - a theory which I agree with. See

raphaelgolb.blogspot.com

Geoff Hudson said...

And Raphael Golb didn't steal anyone's identity. He made it obvious that the e-mails he sent were not actually from an individual scholar, but from a parody of that individual - thus no identity theft. This should have been a civil case. The main scholar implied in the e-mails has scarpered from NYU to take a post in Israel - says it all.

Geoff Hudson said...

The disappearance of that scholar (Lawrence Schiffman) to Israel explains why one complainant Robert Cargill, and his back-up man Jim West, have been totally quiet about the case. They can no longer chortle.