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Some Very Uncommon Names

01/30 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Eldad Keynan, Ph.D. candidate in Jewish history at Bar-Ilan University

I was invited to the Talpiot Tomb symposium and had the honor to present two papers.   Read more…

Anson Rainey Critiques Mazar’s Interpretation

01/30 | Back to Seal Controversy: From Temech to Shlomit Introduction

It is obvious that the inscription on the newly discovered seal from the City of David excavations has to be read from   Read more…

Robert Deutsch to Mazar: Reverse Your Reading!

01/30 | Back to Seal Controversy: From Temech to Shlomit Introduction

The reading of personal seals is as clear as the moon in the sky.

In general, a seal’s letters are incised retrograde: once   Read more…

Eilat Mazar’s Reaction to the Criticism of Her Reading

01/30 | Back to Seal Controversy: From Temech to Shlomit Introduction

I accept the suggestion made by Peter van der Veen and followed by many other scholars to read Sh l m t.   Read more…

It’s Very Improbable

01/28 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

André Lemaire, the Sorbonne

The identification of the Talpiot tomb as the tomb of Jesus is mainly based on four arguments:

• the 10th missing ossuary should   Read more…

Simcha Jacobovici Responds to His Critics

01/26 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Simcha Jacobovici, Director/Author

1. In a statement put out by Eric Meyers and Jodi Magness, also signed by 13 other scholars who attended the conference, the   Read more…

James Tabor Responds to the Conference Participants Statement

01/25 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

James Tabor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

On Monday, January 21, 2008, Eric Meyers of Duke University and Jodi Magness of UNC-Chapel Hill issued a   Read more…

No Deep Divisions

01/25 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Geza Vermes, Fellow of the British Academy, Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies, Oxford University

I attended the Princeton symposium held in Jerusalem on “Jewish views of   Read more…

Princeton Theological Seminary Statement

01/25 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Symposium on Afterlife and Burial Practices in Second Temple Judaism

The third in a series of privately-funded symposia on Judaism and Christian Origin was recently held   Read more…

Not Vindicated in Any Way

01/23 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

In my estimation what came out of the Symposium is that there is no evidence—historical, archaeological, epigraphic, scientific (in terms of DNA and patina studies),   Read more…


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