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Raiders of the Lost Tomb (and The Lost Chevron) of Jesus, part 3

Raiders of the Lost Tomb (and The Lost Chevron) of Jesus, part 3
A Visit to the tombs of Dominus Flevit: The Discovery of a Staged Event   On Tuesday, May 1, members of our staff visited Dominus Flevit at the invitation of a film producti… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/raiders-lost-tomb-and-lost-chevron-jesus-part-3/

Nuances of certitude

Nuances of certitude
Splitting some rather significant hairs In the film The Lost Tomb of Jesus Prof. Frank Moore Cross of Harvard University makes the following statement: "There’s an X here befo… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/nuances-certitude/

Other Yeshua‘s among the ossuaries

Other Yeshua‘s among the ossuaries
Other Yeshua‘s     Another Yeshua‘ bar Yehosef (CJO 9) CJO 9 is the second "Yeshua‘ bar Yehosef" in the CJO collection. However, this time there is no question mark ne… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/other-yeshuas-among-ossuaries/

Problems with the "Yeshua (?) bar Yehosef" inscription

Problems with the "Yeshua (?) bar Yehosef" inscription
Original report to the IAA: In our preliminary report to the Israel Antiquities Authority, the so-called Jesus son of Joseph ossuary has mud, pressed deeply into the strokes of t… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/problems-yeshua-bar-yehosef-inscription/

A Change of Hand (updated)

A Change of Hand (updated)
Two Scribal Hands Mariame and Mara   Documentary vs Cursive Greek Script under the microscope Squared or triangular letter forms vs looped or looping letter forms 2 to… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/change-hand-updated/

Inside the IAA storerooms

Inside the IAA storerooms
Cox, Pfann, assistant, Greenspan, Raviv Pfann, Gorski, Greenblatt viewing Mariame kai Mara inscription Raviv, Pfann, Greenspan, assistant, Cox cleaning ossuary of "J… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/inside-iaa-storerooms/

Beth Shemesh

Beth Shemesh
On Thursday, June 21, 2007 our UHL technical staff visited the IAA storage facilities at Beth Shemesh to examine and photograph four of the inscribed ossuaries from the Talpiot Tom… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/beth-shemesh/

The Monogram Tomb

The Monogram Tomb
The Monogram Tomb (loci 65-80) received its name from a sign that was found on a fragment of a broken ossuary. Dominus Flevit, Photo 75; p. 65, Fig. 17:1 Fr. Bagatti calls … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/monogram-tomb/

“Clarifying” the Dominus Flevit tomb part 3: The setting of the inscription.

“Clarifying” the Dominus Flevit tomb part 3: The setting of the inscription.
 Dominus Flevit Tombs Locations of the Dominus Flevit and Talpiot tombs with respect to the traditional tomb of Jesus.   Vista from Dominus Flevit toward the Temple Mou… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/clarifying-dominus-flevit-tomb-part-3-setting-inscription/

“How do you solve a problem like Maria?” Part 2

“How do you solve a problem like Maria?” Part 2
The Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries (CJO) lists three ossuaries with the name MRYH inscribed on them (CJO 152, 706, 796). Dominus Flevit lists two ossuaries with the same name (DF N… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/how-do-you-solve-problem-maria-part-2/

"How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

"How do you solve a problem like Maria?"
How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? How do you find a word that means Maria? A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown! Ma… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/how-do-you-solve-problem-maria/

"Clarifying" the Dominus Flevit tomb part 2: Is this the final resting place of Simon Peter?

"Clarifying" the Dominus Flevit tomb part 2: Is this the final resting place of Simon Peter?
Where in the world is St. Peter's body? Based upon the extant historical sources there appears to be unanimous agreement that Peter--Simon bar-Jonah--died in Rome during the pe… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/clarifying-dominus-flevit-tomb-part-2-final-resting-place-si/

Judah son of Jesus, Jesus son of Judah

Judah son of Jesus, Jesus son of Judah
Is it unusual to find a Jesus ("Jesus (?) son of Joseph") and a "Judah son of Jesus" in a Talpiot tomb? What are the chances that there might be another one like this in Talpiot? N… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/judah-son-jesus-jesus-son-judah/

Demythologizing the Talpiot Tomb: Family groups IIa-IIc (updated)

Demythologizing the Talpiot Tomb: Family groups IIa-IIc (updated)
"Chip-carved" ossuaries IIa-c. 80.500, 80.501, 80.506, 80.507, and 80.508 were “chip carved”, i.e., both smoothed and with deeply incised or carved designs on one long side. In a… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/demythologizing-talpiot-tomb-family-groups-iia-iic-updated/

"Yoseh" or "Yosah"?

"Yoseh" or "Yosah"?
Recently, the BAR website provided an article coauthored by Craig Evens and Steven Feldman which enumerated a number of holes in the "Lost Tomb" hypothesis. It is good to provide s… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/yoseh-or-yosah/

Preliminary Autopsy of CJO 703 (80.502) and CJO 705 (80.504) Mattiah and Yoseh

Preliminary Autopsy of CJO 703 (80.502) and CJO 705 (80.504) Mattiah and Yoseh
CJO 703 (80.502) MATTIAH. Surface condition and measurements: The ossuary was found in a broken state. Repaired at museum. The surface of this ossuary was roughly dressed with … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/preliminary-autopsy-cjo-703-80502-and-cjo-705-80504-mattiah/

Demythologizing the Talpiot Tomb: family unit, group No. 1

Demythologizing the Talpiot Tomb: family unit, group No. 1
Ossuaries CJO 703, 705, 706 (IAA 80.502, 80.504, 80.505) The surfaces of three of the ossuaries were roughly dressed with a chisel. Dissimilarities in the scoring patterns left b… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/demythologizing-talpiot-tomb-family-unit-group-no-1/

Unity and Diversity in the Talpiot Wreath and Gable Tomb

Unity and Diversity in the Talpiot Wreath and Gable Tomb
It has been pointed out on various occasions that burial caves normally represent the members of an extended family and not a nuclear family. This extended family might incorporate… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/unity-and-diversity-talpiot-wreath-and-gable-tomb/

A Trip to Beth Shemesh

A Trip to Beth Shemesh
On Thursday, May 3rd, four members of the UHL staff visited the Israel Antiquities Authority storage facility at Beth Shemesh and studied four inscribed ossuaries from the Talpiot … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/trip-beth-shemesh/

"Clarifying" the Dominus Flevit Tomb: What's wrong with this picture?

"Clarifying" the Dominus Flevit Tomb: What's wrong with this picture?
On Tuesday, May 1, members of our staff visited Dominus Flevit at the invitation of a film production team from the United States who were filming there. With our staff's effort to… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/clarifying-dominus-flevit-tomb-whats-wrong-picture/

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