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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…

Additional Comments by Cohen-Matlofsky

03/12 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

More on the “Mary Magdalene” Inscription

Let me be more precise regarding the chronology of the spelling of Mary Magdalene’s (MM) name in the Gospels. It   Read more…

Further Comments by Kenyan

02/27 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

The Tomb Controversy and Personal Attitudes

When I received the invitation to the symposium, I believed every scholar invited was as pleased as I was. As   Read more…

Further Comments by Charlesworth

02/20 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Rebutting Sensational Claims Concerning a Symposium in Jerusalem

Introduction. A carefully planned and highly successful symposium in Jerusalem—on Jewish views of the afterlife and burial practices   Read more…

Comments of Dr. Claude Cohen-Matlofsky

02/14 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

I participated in the panel on epigraphy at the Talpiot tomb symposium, and here is my take: I read MARIAM H KAI MARA, “MARIAM ALSO   Read more…

Further Comments by Cohen-Matlofsky

02/14 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

The Imperfect Tomb of Jesus and Family

Recently, in Jerusalem, at the third Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian origins, I contributed my thoughts in two   Read more…

Zias: Further Comments

02/08 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

The following was posted by Joe Zias on the biblical-studies and ANE-2 discussion groups on Yahoo:

BAR is currently running an item on the Talpiot tomb   Read more…

Van der Veen Responds to Byrne

02/08 | Back to Seal Controversy: From Temech to Shlomit Introduction

I would like to thank Ryan for his interesting analysis of the letters. I do not however necessarily agree with all his   Read more…

Charlesworth Comments Reported by The Jerusalem Post

02/06 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Click here to read an interview with James Charlesworth by David Horovitz of The Jerusalem Post.
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Byrne Postscript: Caveats on Errata of Haste

02/06 | Back to Seal Controversy: From Temech to Shlomit Introduction

The most beautiful act of scholarship is a public change of mind in view of new or overlooked evidence. It was what   Read more…


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