NY case spotlights Dead Sea Scrolls, fake e-mails

Authorities say University of Chicago professor Norman Golb’s son Raphael was so incensed by the disagreement that he decided to take aim at his father’s adversaries

NEW YORK — Students and university officials started getting e-mails last year in which a prominent Judaic studies scholar seemed to make a startling confession: He had committed plagiarism.

The messages, it turned out, were a hoax. Prosecutors filed criminal charges, saying a lawyer sent the messages to tarnish the professor, his father’s rival.

The court case has drawn attention to issues both ancient (the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls) and decidedly modern (phony online identities).
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– Source / Full Story: NY case spotlights Dead Sea Scrolls, fake e-mails, Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press via the Merced Sun-Star, Nov. 7, 2009 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

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