My old friend and fellow in the parchments Vendyl Jones passed away today. Vendyl and I did not agree on everything, in fact there were a lot of things we did not agree on, but he was a good friend. For those who do not know he was a biblical archaeologist who dedicated his life to searching for the ashes of the red heifer. He never found the ashes, but did unearth other Temple artifacts, a flask of anointing oil and incense from the Temple.
He died today at the age of 80