This month the US Supreme Court decided not to hear Raphael Golb's case. This means Mr. Golb's previous convictions and jail time will be upheld. Raphael Golb is the son of University of Chicago professor Norman Golb, who had previously debated the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and is now a disbarred lawyer convicted of a myriad of offenses. Raphael Golb impersonated several Dead Sea Scroll scholars in emails and blog posts to discredit their work and the validity of the Scrolls. In 2010, he was found guilty of 30 counts of identity theft, forgery, and harassment. The Appellate Courts dropped a total of 11 counts against him, but the other convictions and time remained. After the Supreme Court refused to hear his case, Mr. Golb will now finally face his punishment for the 17 charges.
Mr. Golb is an excellent example of how Satan, the enemy of our souls, will use anything and everything to discredit the validity of Scripture and scholars who research its credibility. The Dead Sea Scrolls were confirmation of the reliability of the Masoretic text, upheld the Septuagint, and provided awareness of other circulating religious books of the time period. Satan and Mr. Golb would have you to believe otherwise. Mr. Golb's efforts having been circulated on the internet have been picked up by several websites refuting the reliability and historical accuracy of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Scripture. While the authors of those anti-Christian websites were probably unaware of Mr. Golb's deception, they also have not made any effort to removing the false claims.
Therefore, as many of you already know, when it comes to the internet, using primary sources are extremely valuable for obtaining accurate information. The website should be operated by a business that is forthright in contact information and scholarly testimony. Sources like the Biblical Archeology Society at www.biblicalarchaeology.org is one of the trustworthy resources a Christian can research for accurate information.
"Behold, you have sinned against Yahweh,
and be sure your sin will find you out."
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