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Wednesday, July 23, 2003

At the risk of turning this blog into "Mel & The Ossuary"...

...More bad news for proponents of the authenticity of James' bone box. Oded Golan, the "finder" of the ossuary, has been arrested by Israeli police for fraud, forgery, and "perverting the course of justice," whatever that means. Plus, he was a mite careless with the archeological find of the millenium:

Also on Golan's Tel Aviv roof, "without any security or protection from the elements," was Golan's most famous possession—an ossuary that apparently once held the bones of "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus."

It's getting harder and harder for supporters to defend this thing. Maybe not checkmate, but certainly check.

OTOH, "Mel & The Ossuary" would be a great name for a band. An alternative band--you know, one that does industrial covers of Traffic or early Yes. Or something like that.

Yes, I just had a "shake." Why do you ask?

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