Jim Barfield, a retired fire marshal from Oklahoma, believes he has cracked the code on The Copper Scroll. Applying his arson investigation skills to the world’s most intriguing antiquities, he has achieved something that for four decades has eluded all other archeological and paleographical experts. After two years of planning, Barfiled is now in Israel beginning an archeological dig with the Israel Antiquities Authority. This dig just may lead to the discovery of artifacts from the Jewish Temple.
Shelley Neese, the vice president of The Jerusalem Connection Report, has been following the story of the Copper Scroll Project since September (see article). Shelley is now in Israel with Barfield and will post regular updates on the progress of the dig on The Jerusalem Connection Blog.