Saturday, January 8, 2011

Dead Sea Scrolls: Two Nov. online Articles by Golb, Golb

Raphael Golb was given permission to write.
Judge Berkman, in her November sentencing, gave Raphael permission to write about his case.

Raphael Golb has written his own account of his Dead Sea Scrolls case (link below).

In his essay below, Raphael provides a multitude of details, most of which will be quite new to readers.
Raphael's essay ties together loose ends; shows everyone's part in the case; etc; and it will be clearer how the case was too complicated for a jury.
(A great deal of his account, you will find, my own blog had gotten wrong, or halfway, or not at all)

Raphael Golb: "The Dead Sea Scrolls Scandal: How I Was Convicted of a Crime" Nov. 2010:

Anyone wishing to comment on Raphael's account of his own case, I think should email him (see the end of his essay), so he has the chance to see if he made an actual error, or if it is a difference of opinion.

I have chosen to take down the other link that was here. It was a link to Raphael Golb's father's reaction to a document that the prosecution used as evidence in the trial that led to Golb's son's conviction.

I have no idea if the jury specifically read the document, but I believe the document played a crucial role in the prosecution's position and thus the son's conviction, so it was relevant to publish the father's reaction to it.

However, the comments I received referred not to Raphael's conviction, but to the Dead Sea Scrolls debate itself, especially over the scholarship of individuals in that debate. I emphasized in my Disclaimer that I wanted nothing on my blog about the Dead Sea Scrolls debate itself, or about the scholarship of Raphael's father, or of anyone else: defense and prosecution alike. The link was causing too much trouble of this nature to be worth it to me.

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