Shimron finds this exchange “murky.” This is astonishing, to say the least. Shimron concluded his original response to my paper, and for no apparent reason, by questioning whether I even visited the site, and suggested that I might therefore join “the many other armchair theoreticians who have unsuccessfully attempted to unravel the secrets of ancient Jerusalem’s underground waterworks.” I don’t know what led Shimron to raise such ridiculous allegations, but after throwing mud into what was an academic discussion, his self-righteousness is absurd.