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The Tomb and Statistics

05/02 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Statistician Andrey Feuerverger’s Report Available

The Annals of Applied Statistics has published an article by University of Toronto statistician Andrey Feuerverger on the mathematical likelihood of   Read more…

Rollston Critique of the Jezebel Seal Theory

05/01 | Back to Scholars Debate “Jezebel” Seal

Click here to read Rollston’s critique of the Jezebel Seal Theory.   Read more…

Fit for a Queen: Jezebel’s Royal Seal

05/01 | Back to Scholars Debate “Jezebel” Seal

[caption id=”attachment_18769″ align=”alignright” width=”239″ caption=”© The Israel Museum, Jerusalem/Courtesy Israel Antiquities Authority Belonging to a queen? Elaborately decorated with symbols and letters, this stone seal   Read more…

Korpel Responds to Her Critics

05/01 | Back to Scholars Debate “Jezebel” Seal

Several people have reacted extremely critically to my proposal to identify the seal Avigad & Sass WSS No. 740 as Jezebel’s royal seal. What surprises   Read more…

Where Is Jezebel?

05/01 | Back to Scholars Debate “Jezebel” Seal

Call me old-fashioned, but I like my seals belonging to biblical characters to mention the biblical character to whom they purportedly belonged. The quartz seal   Read more…

Too Late for Jezebel

05/01 | Back to Scholars Debate “Jezebel” Seal

Amihai Mazar, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Marjo Korpel’s identification of the name on the seal published by Nahman Avigad in 1964 as that of Queen   Read more…

Shanks Responds to Rollston

05/01 | Back to Scholars Debate “Jezebel” Seal

Professor Rollston twice charges me with “condescension.” In the matter of condescension, however, he takes a backseat to no one. Indeed, it was his condescension—not   Read more…

Rollston Responds to Shanks

05/01 | Back to Scholars Debate “Jezebel” Seal

I read with great disappointment the polemical and condescending statements of Hershel Shanks about my research in general. Here are the facts: (1) Both Frank   Read more…

Is it “Tenable”?

05/01 | After the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz got wind that BAR would be publishing the foregoing article, it published its own story in October 2007 about the Jezebel seal and Professor Korpel’s   Read more…

J. Richard “Dick” Steffy (1924–2007)

03/20 | Dick Steffy, who established the discipline of ship reconstruction almost single-handedly, died on November 29, 2007, at the age of 83.

Dick was a groundbreaking scholar and a wonderfully warm human   Read more…


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