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orion Re: Scroll fakes -- Scroll makes
>>Too much fuss has been made over a rather insignificant
>Too much fuss? I dont know what you mean by this. But I would suggest that
>it is not too much fuss to point out an obvious fraud!
About a year ago I helped Microsoft with a photograph of the Dead Sea
Scrolls. In Encarta 95 the photo was backwords and upside down. One had
to look very carefully to determine that this was a mistake. It was easy
for the art dept. to make that mistake even if they knew Hebrew. Microsoft
wanted to make sure that the following edition was correct.
I needed a magifying glass and a consultation with another faculty member
to be sure we gave the right answer to Microsoft.
Microsoft did the right thing-- asked for expert help. This is the kind of
effort that we should praise.
We should make a fuss over errors in publications. No publication should
publish pictures that are faked or fraudulent.
Daniel D. Stuhlman
Hebrew Theological College
Saul Silber Memorial Library
7135 N Carpenter Road
Skokie, IL 60077