The son of a scholar gets six months in prison for waging an Internet war against his father's academic rivals. Between 2006 and 2009, Raphael Haim Golb created more than 80 online aliases to promote his father's views about the Dead Sea Scrolls. But he crossed over from academic debate to criminal activity when he impersonated other scholars and stole their e-mail identities. His prime target was Lawrence Schiffman, vice provost of Yeshiva University and a widely published authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Schiffman says Golb was out to end his career. Discovered in the mid-20th century, the Dead Sea Scrolls are 2,000-year-old texts and fragments discovered in caves near Qumran.
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