I recently came across a blog post by Thomas Verenna that shares an email he sent to Margaret Barker about her recent quotes which have been appearing in the media.  According to this, Barker claims that she has been grossly misquoted. She says:

“Alas, I was not quoted correctly. I am discovering all sorts of things that I am supposed to have said.

My points are that they are codices and not scrolls, and ‘what are they forgeries of’ if they are forgeries.

Everything else is media generated.”


If this is true (and I’m sure it is), it’s really sad that today’s media is so willing to lie, cheat, and trample on people’s reputations in order to make a story.  Verenna notes that it appears that Davies was misquoted as well.

In other “metal plates” news, Daniel McClellan offers evidence that not only are some of the bronze codices arguably forgeries, but there is evidence that some of the lead ones are as well. While (as Bill Hamblin notes in the comments) this is not absolutely conclusive, it’s beginning to look that way more and more. See his post here: http://danielomcclellan.wordpress.com/2011/04/01/on-the-lead-vs-bronze-codices/

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