Wednesday, July 9, 2008

"Vision of Gabriel" Discussion Continues

Finally, the voice of reason found in an editorial by Hillel Halkin in the New York Sun. He sums up the issues and insightfully concludes that all the hoopla over this inscription shaking the foundations of Christianity is unfounded since no one was disputing that early Christianity built on traditions from Judaism anyway.

To track the discussion and the various media versions of the story, the Paleojudaica blog has a list of links and headlines. I especially found the comments here to be helpful also.

Of course, the possibility that the tablet is a forgery is being raised, too. I guess I don't understand the forger's mind if it is a forgery -- wouldn't you want your most controversial statements to be clear?

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