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Jewish Scholars in Germany Abandon Idea of Sinai Expedition

June 5, 1927
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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency)

The sending of an expedition of Jewish scholars to the Sinai Peninsula to investigate the Sinai tablet discoveries was abandoned by the local committee here following the announcement made by Professors Lake and Blake of their discovery of further fragments of tablets.

It was learned today that when Professor Hugo Grimme claimed in 1925 that he had deciphered the Sinai tablets and found in them a reference to the story of Moses, a committee was formed in Berlin under the direction of Bruno Weils, with the participation of Professor Oppenheim and others, to equip a Jewish expedition which would bring the remainder of the Sinai fragments to Germany. The committee now decided to give up the idea of an expedition, but it will request Professor Grimme to proceed to Cairo where the fragments were placed in the museum by Professors Lake and Blake. The purpose of Professor Grimme’s journey will be to make further studies of the tablets.

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