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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/

"Chevron" foiled

"Chevron" foiled
  In the previous postings we have made a study of the tomb architecture and art associated with rock cut tombs from the late first century BCE to the first century CE.   To … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/chevron-foiled/

The Simpler Tomb Façades and the So-called "Chevron"

The Simpler Tomb Façades and the So-called "Chevron"
Simplified Gables without Decorated Pediments The gable with a decorated pediment above a moulded door frame remained popular among the upper class. This type of ornamented façad… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/simpler-tomb-facades-and-so-called-chevron/

The Simpler Tomb Façades of the Upper Class I

The Simpler Tomb Façades of the Upper Class I
Few families could actually afford to build even the most basic burial cave. Those who could were generally of the upper classes of society, including scribes, priests, builders an… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/simpler-tomb-facades-upper-class-i/

Tombs of the Priesthood and the Prominent (but less ornate)

Tombs of the Priesthood and the Prominent (but less ornate)
Not all families, though considered wealthy, could afford the opulent tastes and lifestyle (or burial style!) of the King and other aristocracy. For others, expense was not so much… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/tombs-priesthood-and-prominent-less-ornate/

Chevron Toil (Updated)

Chevron Toil (Updated)
So far no one has ventured a guess as to the origins of this feature on the facade of the Talpiot Tomb. It takes a little work to hunt up the legitimate parallels but also a cert… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/chevron-toil-updated/

Preliminary Autopsy of CJO 701 (80.500) MARIAME KAI MARA

Preliminary Autopsy of CJO 701 (80.500) MARIAME KAI MARA
Preliminary Observations for an Ossuaries Report of the Talpiot Tomb (Submitted to Miki Saban of the Israel Antiquities Authority) By Stephen Pfann and Steven Cox University … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/preliminary-autopsy-cjo-701-80500-mariame-kai-mara/

Chevron from heaven?

Chevron from heaven?
  In the film "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," one of the goals of the production team story was to find this mysterious tomb with a very special symbol above the door. The director Sim… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/chevron-heaven/

Stone-mason's Marks (not Freemason's Marks)

Stone-mason's Marks (not Freemason's Marks)
Stone-mason's Marks (not Freemason's Marks) Yesterday we took a look at the "chevron" of Dominus Flevit. As several responded, it is simply a "direction mark," which normally app… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/stone-masons-marks-not-freemasons-marks/

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/

A gentleman and a scholar from Argentina

A gentleman and a scholar from Argentina
Un caballero y un erudito de la Argentina Un número de visitantes han venido a www.uhl.ac de la Argentina durante semanas recientes. En tu honor deseé introducir a otro erudito q… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/gentleman-and-scholar-argentina/

Demythologizing Jesus (of Talpiot)

Demythologizing Jesus (of Talpiot)
Rudolf Bultmann first introduced the idea of demythologizing the New Testament in a 1941 lecture, which was published as an essay under the title "The New Testament and Mythology."… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/demythologizing-jesus-talpiot/

The Jesus Tomb Fiction Writers Cooperative

The Jesus Tomb Fiction Writers Cooperative
James Tabor has published the following on his blog for the Jesus Dynasty: The Talpiot Tomb separating Fact from Fiction. The following line represents the thesis of his article: … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/jesus-tomb-fiction-writers-cooperative/

Cardinal Martini weighs in

Cardinal Martini weighs in
Carlo Maria c. Martini, S.I. His Eminence Cardinal Carlo Martini is a noted figure in the church world today. He was archbishop of Milan for many years where he was noted for his… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/cardinal-martini-weighs/

"Refinements" made by Feurverger and others

"Refinements" made by Feurverger and others
In a Jerusalem Post Article this week Emmy Award winning film producer, Simcha Jacobovici wanted to respond to a previous JPost article that stated that many of the scientists of h… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/refinements-made-feurverger-and-others/