Letter to the author from Professor Peter W. Physick-Sheard. Hestrin claims to rely on the assessment of Prof. Eitan Cernov of the Hebrew University for the identification of the animals (“Cult Stand from Taanach,” p. 56, n. 5). With the help of my friend Israel Ephal, I contacted Professor Cernov to see why his opinion differed from the judgment of the experts I consulted. Professor Cernov stated emphatically that he never had more than passing familiarity with the stand.