Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

#1321 Mark Schuler – The Fraudulent Antiquities Trial Verdict

James Ossuary

James Ossuary

A judge in Jerusalem has finally issued a verdict in the trial of Oded Golan and Robert Deutsch, who were accused of creating fake antiquities and illegally trafficking in antiquities. The case involved the James Ossuary and other antiquities.

Prof. Mark Schuler is the Midwest Representative for the American Schools of Oriental Research, the professional organization for archaeologists working in Israel. And also one of the directors of excavations at Hippos/Sussita, a decapolis city overlooking the Sea of Galilee. He offers some thoughts on the verdict and the issues behind the court case.

My article on the verdict for Christianity Today is online here.

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