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Two Burials of Jesus of Nazareth and the Talpiot Yeshua Tomb

03/14 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

James D. Tabor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jodi Magness argues on this web site that the controversial tomb in the east Talpiot area of   Read more…

The Tomb of Jesus? Wrong on Every Count

03/11 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Rarely does the world of Biblical archaeology make as much news as when filmmakers James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici announced at a press conference in   Read more…

Has the Tomb of Jesus Been Discovered?

03/05 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

In the new documentary film, The Lost Tomb of Jesus (which appeared on the Discovery Channel on March 4th, 2007), director Simcha Jacobovici and producer   Read more…

James Barr (1924–2006)

12/14 | James Barr, one of the most significant Biblical scholars of the 20th century, died on October 14, 2006, at the age of 82.

Barr’s most influential work was The Semantics of   Read more…

Yizhar Hirschfeld (1950–2006)

11/22 | Yizhar Hirschfeld, a leading Israeli archaeologist and the director of the excavations at Tiberias and Ramat Hanadiv, died on November 16, 2006, in Jerusalem from complications of a stroke. He   Read more…

Tikva Frymer-Kensky (1943–2006)

09/07 | Tikva Frymer-Kensky, professor of Hebrew Bible and the History of Judaism at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, died August 31 after a long battle with cancer.

Frymer-Kensky received   Read more…

John C. Trever (1915–2006)

08/10 | John C. Trever, the American scholar who photographed the Great Isaiah Scroll and other important Dead Sea Scroll manuscripts in Jerusalem in 1948, died April 29, at his home in   Read more…

B.S.J. Isserlin (1916–2005)

07/18 | Benedikt Isserlin, linguist, historian and archaeologist, died on October 23, 2005, at the age of 89.

Isserlin directed excavations at Jaffa and Mikhmoret (Israel) and at Motya (Sicily), as well as   Read more…

Simon B. Parker (1940–2006)

07/18 | Simon B. Parker was a professor of Hebrew Bible at Boston University’s School of Theology. He taught at the university for 25 years. He died of a brain hemorrhage on   Read more…

Jaroslav Pelikan (1923–2006)

07/18 | Jaroslav Pelikan, the leading scholar of the history of Christianity and long-time Sterling Professor of History at Yale, has died. He was 82.

Professor Pelikan was born in Akron, Ohio, in   Read more…


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