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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…

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…


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