Saturday, March 07, 2009

Dead Sea Scrolls researcher's son arrested

The Dead Sea Scrolls controversy continues. I read -- and was persuaded by -- Norman Golb's Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?, and now Golb's son has been arrested for issues related to this.

"Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau today announced the arrest of a 49-year-old man for creating multiple aliases to engage in a campaign of impersonation and harassment relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls and scholars of opposing viewpoints.

The defendant, RAPHAEL HAIM GOLB, was arrested on charges of identity theft, criminal impersonation and aggravated harassment. The crimes in the Criminal Court Complaint occurred during the period of July to December of 2008."

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