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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…

The Statistics Are Not “Nil”

02/01 | Back to “Jesus Tomb” Controversy Erupts—Again

Camil Fuchs, Professor of Statistics, Tel-Aviv University

[The following is a statement circulated by e-mail by Professor Fuchs to fellow Talpiot tomb conference participants.]

Dear All,

Please   Read more…

Ryan Byrne: Hebrew Seals and the Rush to Biblical Judgment

01/31 | Back to Seal Controversy: From Temech to Shlomit Introduction

The Jerusalem Post recently reported that Eilat Mazar, a member of Israel’s most famous archaeological family, had discovered a stamp seal in   Read more…

Shimron Responds to Jacobovici

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

Aryeh Shimron, formerly of the Geological Survey of Israel

Simcha Jacobovici misquotes at least a portion of my statement at the Jerusalem conference. What I said,   Read more…

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…


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