Bible Museum says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake
The Museum of the Bible in Washington, DC says five of its most valuable artifacts -- once thought to be part of the historic Dead Sea Scrolls -- are fake and will not be displayed anymore.
German-based scholars tested the fragments and found that five "show characteristics inconsistent with ancient origin and therefore will no longer be displayed at the museum."
CNN raised questions about the museum's Dead Sea Scroll fragments in an article published last November, as the Green family prepared to unveil their new, $500 million museum. At 430,000 square feet, and with views of the Capitol, the Bible museum represents a significant investment for its evangelical founders.
Now scholars say the Dead Sea forgeries could be part of the most significant sham in biblical archeology since the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife," a fiasco that hoodwinked a Harvard scholar and made worldwide news in 2012. Some...
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"Act in haste repent in leisure," it's probably something that we've all suffered from. I would imagine the Greens didn't want to lose an opportunity to get something and being in such a rush mistakes will be made. They were probably thinking of the other old saying, "He who hesitates is lost," let's hope second old saying has had more of an effect on the Green family than the first one.
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