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Ausgabe:

November/2009

Spalte:

1175–1177

Kategorie:

Altertumswissenschaft

Autor/Hrsg.:

Lubetski, Meir [Ed.]

Titel/Untertitel:

New Seals and Inscriptions, Hebrew, Idumean, and Cuneiform.

Verlag:

Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press 2007. XXVII, 325 S. m. Abb. gr.8° = Hebrew Bible Monographs, 8. Geb. EUR 80,00. ISBN 978-1-905048-35-9.

Rezensent:

Ernst Axel Knauf

This volume, dedicated to the famous (or rather, infamous) collector Shlomo Mousaïeff, comprises presentations from the ›SBL International Meetings‹ 2003 and 2004. The ›Mousaïeff Seminar‹ has by now been disenfranchised by the SBL, and moved to the EABS, not to the latter’s enhanced reputation. The purpose of its organizers quite evidently is to gain academic recognition and reputation for the vice of selling, buying and collecting artifacts either excavated illegally from the ground or produced by forgers. In both cases, the activity encourages and supports criminal activities according to the laws of several countries. The study of ›unprovenanced artifacts‹, as the looted or forged items are euphemistically called (there is no third possibility) is shunned by a growing ...


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