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André Lemaire's Statement

André Lemaire's Statement
This is André Lemaire's statement: "Dear Colleague, Thank you for your message. The identification of the Talpiot tomb as the tomb of Jesus is mainly based on four arguments… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/andre-lemaires-statement/

Shimon Gibson's Statement

Shimon Gibson's Statement
This is Shimon Gibson's statement: "In my estimation what came out of the Symposium is that there is no evidence – historical, archaeological, epigraphic, scientific (in terms o… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/shimon-gibsons-statement/

Geza Vermes' Statement

Geza Vermes' Statement
This morning I encouraged the members of the Symposium to gain "fair representation" by speaking for themselves. I will post these in the order in which they were received. Gez… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/geza-vermes-statement/

The now silent abused

The now silent abused
"Science and archaeology are not intended to form, but inform, religion." Prof. James Charlesworth This is an acceptable view. The input from the specialists is absolutely esse… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/now-silent-abused/

"The near universal scholarly consensus"

"The near universal scholarly consensus"
One of the key participants in the Talpiot Tomb conference was Eric Meyers, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies at Duke University, and former President of the A… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/near-universal-scholarly-consensus/

One more nail in the Ossuary

One more nail in the Ossuary
The Third Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian Origins: Jewish Views of the After Life and Burial Practices in Second Temple Judaism: Evaluating the Talpiot Tomb in Contex… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/one-more-nail-ossuary/

Talpiot Tomb Conference in Jerusalem

Talpiot Tomb Conference in Jerusalem
Jewish Views of the After Life and Burial Practices in Second Temple Judaism Evaluating the Talpiot Tomb in Context Jan 13-16, 2008 in Mishkenot Sha’ananim, Jerusalem The Thi… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/talpiot-tomb-conference-jerusalem/

Lost Tomb of Jesus Story: Science, Fact or Fiction? Part 3

Lost Tomb of Jesus Story: Science, Fact or Fiction? Part 3
We have all had a month to contemplate the last posting and its predecessors. How shall we now define the form of storytelling that is represented in the Jacobovici and Cameron … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/lost-tomb-jesus-story-science-fact-or-fiction-part-3/

Lost Tomb of Jesus Story: Science, Fact or Fiction? Part 2

Lost Tomb of Jesus Story: Science, Fact or Fiction? Part 2
Earlier this summer we asked you, "Exactly what form of reporting or story telling is the film The Lost Tomb of Jesus and the book The Jesus Family Tomb to be classified with?" … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/lost-tomb-jesus-story-science-fact-or-fiction-part-2/

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/

Raiders of the Lost Tomb (and The Lost Chevron) of Jesus, part 2

Raiders of the Lost Tomb (and The Lost Chevron) of Jesus, part 2
Selling the "Chevron" Religious symbols are static, enduring images, designed to freeze the once-upon-a-time establishment of certain ancient values, and present them as tim… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/raiders-lost-tomb-and-lost-chevron-jesus-part-2/

Raiders of the Lost Tomb (and The Lost Chevron) of Jesus, part 1

Raiders of the Lost Tomb (and The Lost Chevron) of Jesus, part 1
The Tale of Three Stories The film “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” is made up of three stories which are intertwined like the strands of a rope, each one intended to lend support to t… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/raiders-lost-tomb-and-lost-chevron-jesus-part-1/

Investigative Journalism under Investigation.

Investigative Journalism under Investigation.
Investigative Journalism under Investigation. Investigative Journalism Investigative journalism is a time-honored tradition that goes back at least as far as the 1880s, when pho… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/investigative-journalism-under-investigation/

Lost Tomb Story: Finding missing links and "connecting the dots"

Lost Tomb Story: Finding missing links and "connecting the dots"
Truth, Facts and Investigative Reporting: Finding missing links and connecting the dots Our survey of a week ago brought forth a number of opinions, both on and off line. Firs… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/lost-tomb-story-finding-missing-links-and-connecting-dots/

The Importance of Checking One's Sources

The Importance of Checking One's Sources
Any student of ancient Jewish literature realizes that the proper evaluation of one's sources is essential to the discipline. The earliest literature outside of the DSS which belo… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/importance-checking-ones-sources/

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/

Lost Tomb Story: Science, Fact or Fiction?

Lost Tomb Story: Science, Fact or Fiction?
After all of the talk, exactly what form of reporting or story telling is the film The Lost Tomb of Jesus and the book The Jesus Family Tomb to be classified with (based upon sugg… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/lost-tomb-story-science-fact-or-fiction/

More Jesus inscriptions, more from Talpiot, more with crosses.

More Jesus inscriptions, more from Talpiot, more with crosses.
Yeshua‘ (?) and the Cross on Ossuary CJO 704     In the Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries Rahmani states simply concerning CJO 704: "The first name, preceded by a large cro… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/more-jesus-inscriptions-more-talpiot-more-crosses/

Another informal name for "Jesus"

Another informal name for "Jesus"
Another Informal or Familiar Name for "Jesus" There was another familiar name for Yehoshua‘ besides Yeshua‘, though less common. After the birth of Christianity, the use of the n… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/another-informal-name-jesus/

The formal name of Jesus

The formal name of Jesus
Formal Names/Familiar Names There are numerous examples of individuals in the literature and in the ossuaries who are ascribed both formal and familiar names according to the con… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/formal-name-jesus/