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"Yoseh, can you see?": checking the sources (updated)

"Yoseh, can you see?": checking the sources (updated)
Throughout the year there has been an emphasis by supporters of the "Jesus Family Tomb" hypothesis as to how very rare the name "Yoseh" was during the Second Temple Period, based … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/yoseh-can-you-see-checking-sources-updated/

"Do you know the way to San Jose?"

"Do you know the way to San Jose?"
With the ossuary of Mary Magdalene generally accepted as a pipe dream of only a few, certain of the remaining Jesus Tomb theorists are willing to place their bets on this ossuary … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/do-you-know-way-san-jose/

Resealing the Ossuary Lid: The Straight and the Narrow (according to additional diagnostic features)

Resealing the Ossuary Lid: The Straight and the Narrow (according to additional diagnostic features)
Forensic handwriting analysts look for distinct diagnostic features to identify or distinguish various individuals, including slant, size, overall form and shape of letters; the c… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/resealing-ossuary-lid-straight-and-narrow-according-addition/

Different Strokes for Different Folks

Different Strokes for Different Folks
With or without an "eye for form", it is still possible to distinguish between various scribal hands and forms of script (that is, cursive vs. semicursive vs. standard, etc.). Ano… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/different-strokes-different-folks/

An "Eye for Form" (updated)

An "Eye for Form" (updated)
Although most of those interviewed can quickly see the difference between the two parts of the Mariame kai Mara inscription, it appears that there are a number of scholars, even e… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/eye-form-updated/

Rushing to Press on Ruth Gat

Rushing to Press on Ruth Gat
On the last night of the Talpiot Tomb Symposium, the statement by Joseph Gath's widow Ruth had the archaeological community mystified. She provided the assembled scholars and medi… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/rushing-press-ruth-gat/

Stephen Pfann's Statement: the long and the short of it

Stephen Pfann's Statement: the long and the short of it
"This is my statement: I believe that there is enough evidence from the papers at the conference to form the following conclusions: on DNA Mark Spiegelman, the teacher of… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/stephen-pfanns-statement-long-and-short-it/

Yeshua' (?)

Yeshua' (?)
Yeshua' (?): what do the experts say about the name (Cross, Naveh, Pfann, Puech, Rahmani, Yardeni et al.) 1) The yodh is difficult to identify. Neither stroke (see black stro… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/yeshua/

Epigraphy, the microscope and statistics: tools of the trade (updated)

Epigraphy, the microscope and statistics: tools of the trade (updated)
Epigraphy, the Microscope and Statistics: Tools of the Trade Beginning 34 years ago, as a graduate student, Dr. Stephen Pfann studied Greek and Coptic epigraphy at Berkeley (well… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/epigraphy-microscope-and-statistics-tools-trade-updated/