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THE “HIEROSOLYMA HOAX”

 

 

Copyright July 3, 2005 5:13 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

FIRST, WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT THE HOAX WAS PERPETRATED BY A GROUP OF PRO ALEXANDRIAN ZEALOTS.

 

Second, it was the investigation, study, and research of the L. F. Nexus and of all of the other organizations and institutions that participated in the Hierosolyma Project that exposed this hoax.  PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CHICAGO-JERUSALEM ARCHAEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE WAS NOT A PARTICIPANT IN THE HOAX.  Rather, their organization was infiltrated by PRO Alexandrian hoaxers, who manipulated facts and artifacts to produce the hoax.  The goal of the hoaxers was the discrediting of CJAI and certain PRO Textus Receptus/Byzantine Majority supporters by making it appear that CJAI and the PRO TR/BM supporters were responsible for the hoax.

 

 

The Hierosolyma Manuscripts hoax was exposed by the joint effort of all of the organizations and institutions that participated in the “Hierosolyma Project,” including papyrologists from the Chicago Paleography Institute, who were brought in especially for the purpose of providing “deep authentication” of the manuscripts.  We are maintaining the “Hierosolyma Manuscript Collection” web page on our website as an historical record of the work that preceded the revelation of the “Hierosolyma Hoax.”  There is a header at the top that reads “WE UNCOVERED THE HIEROSOLYMA HOAX.”  We will now provide some details about how the hoax was detected.

 

 

THE DETECTION OF THE HOAX

 

The first evidence of the hoax came from HXi created at the L. F. Nexus from several of the manuscripts.  The Alpha Destiny HXi did not match with those for the Textus Receptus/Scrivener/RCGNT (Reconstructed Corroborated Greek New Testament) text.  This satisfied us that the papyri were a hoax but, since our advanced techniques and our unique discoveries are not yet common knowledge in the paleographical scientific/scholastic community, we needed conventional confirmation.  This came through a chemical analysis of the papyri.  Chemical tests revealed that, while the papyri were indeed ancient…they had been BLEACHED WITH 20TH CENTURY BLEACHING AGENTS.  There were microscopic residues of bleaching agents THAT HAVE ONLY BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE 1930.  These particular bleaching agents are created with modern, complex chemical industrial processes that were not in existence before 1900.