I know this will come as a shock, but the claims of Jimmy Barfield, the amateur researcher who claimed to have “deciphered” the “code” of the Copper Scroll (and so, many objects described in it) appears bogus.  Hard to imagine that we’ll have to add Jimmy to the paleobabble dustbin of archaeological cheesiness.

Readers can check out this post by Robert Cargill on the nonsense, as well as this follow-up, which is more substantive in its analysis.