Now at long last Roger Viklund and Timo S. Paananen have published Roger's initial findings that Carlson used low resolution images of the manuscript from Smith's printed 1973 book to 'find' the 'forger's tremor.' The peer reviewed article on the handwriting in Clementâs Letter to Theodore has just been published in Vigiliae Christianae - âR. Viklund, T.S. Paananen, Distortion of the Scribal Hand in the Images of Clementâs Letter to Theodore, Vigiliae Christianae 67 (2013), 235-247â.
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com ... ll-live-01This article discusses Morton Smithâs famous manuscript find, Clementâs Letter to Theodore (including the so-called Secret Gospel of Mark), and critically assesses Stephen C. Carlsonâs study of its handwriting (2005). Carlsonâs analysis is found to be wanting due to line screen distortion introduced by the halftone reproduction process in the images he used. We conclude that the script in the manuscript of Clementâs Letter to Theodore lacks all and any kind of âsigns of forgeryâ.
If anything demonstrates how modern scholarship is utterly subjective and has very little interest in truth the fact that so many top notch scholars got sucked into this nonsense about Mar Saba 65 'being forged.'
Just because you don't like the news you shoot the newsman - or try and prove he forged the news!
Congratulations to the two young Scandinavians for arguing for truth. Yet this will still not change the minds of the convinced. They already 'know' that its a forgery because - well - they don't like what it says about early Christianity.