Odd Oklahoma: Pseudo-archeologist Causes Headaches for Real Scientists


Odd Oklahoma

Oklahoma has its share of interesting religious figures and icons, but few so worthy of Odd Oklahoma attention as Jim Barfield of Lawton. He is part crank Biblical archeologist, part treasure hunter, and all pain in the neck to real archelogists.

Barfield’s particular obsession is with a copper scroll found among the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran in 1952. According to Barfield, this copper scroll is a treasure map that only he can read. He is convinced that the scroll points out around 60 “locations of vast amounts of gold, silver and gems from the Tabernacle of Moses and the Temple of Solomon.”

Barfield is a retired fire investigator, with no background in archeology. What he does have is a lot of hutzpa. By his own admission, he has no qualifications.

From Barfield’s bio:

It is clear that Jim Barfield possesses none of the training or degrees commonly associated…

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