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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/

The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line
On the "Jesus Dynasty Blog", James Tabor had some issues with the Duke University Statement, one of which bears upon the epigraphy panel: 2. In fact, epigraphers at the confe… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/bottom-line/

Metrics provide more evidence

Metrics provide more evidence
Earlier observations which are supported by the preceding images include: "1.2 Inscription. We examined all parts of the inscription with optivisors and a boom-supported… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/metrics-provide-more-evidence/

Fireworks or Confetti?

Fireworks or Confetti?
Deliberate Strokes or Inadvertent Scratches?   The inscription was created by 24 separate strokes with a specific type of engraving tool which was equipped with a sharp bif… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/fireworks-or-confetti/

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/

“How do you solve a problem like Maria?” Part 3

“How do you solve a problem like Maria?” Part 3
The New Testament and its Marys Formal and Familiar Personal Names From the previous survey one can infer that Mariam and Maria were often interchangeable, as Dominus Flevit o… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/how-do-you-solve-problem-maria-part-3/

“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/

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 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/

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/

Midcourse corrections that can lead toward sound conclusions

Midcourse corrections that can lead toward sound conclusions
Midcourse corrections can eventually lead toward sound final conclusions. It is astounding that the filmmakers and their advisors, in particular James Tabor, are presently denyin… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/midcourse-corrections-can-lead-toward-sound-conclusions/

First Impressions are First Impressions, That's All

First Impressions are First Impressions, That's All
The scientist can provide first impressions which can certainly be captured on film. However, these statements should not be presented or received as authoritative, final conclusio… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/first-impressions-are-first-impressions-s-all/

Mitochondrial DNA, Mariame and Mara - CJO Ossuary 701

Mitochondrial DNA, Mariame and Mara - CJO Ossuary 701
From the Jesus Dynasty Blog (March 13th 2007): “I have just discussed today in an earlier post that the DNA tests on the bone fragments from this ossuary would have shown two indiv… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/mitochondrial-dna-mariame-and-mara-cjo-ossuary-701/

The Enigma of the Signa: Since when does a Scratch become a formula?

The Enigma of the Signa: Since when does a Scratch become a formula?
The Enigma of the Signa: How does a Scratch become a formula? Sometimes fancy terms have to be investigated before getting bowled over by them. It doesn't take an experienced e… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/enigma-signa-when-does-scratch-become-formula/

The Ossuary of RIKEGΠ "RICH"

The Ossuary of RIKEGΠ "RICH"
A RINGO OSSUARY? A number of our readers found it difficult to follow the technical language of the previous posting and have asked, "Can't you put the same thing in layman's ter… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/ossuary-rikeg-rich/

One Too Many Mariamenes

One Too Many Mariamenes
In the past I made a case for a new reading of the Ossuary inscription CJO 701 in the article "Mary Magdalene is now missing: A corrected reading of Rahmani Ossuary 701". After the… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/one-too-many-mariamenes/

Prof. Bovon cries foul in the use of his work

Prof. Bovon cries foul in the use of his work
Disclaimers from Key Experts Used in the "Lost Tomb" Documentary: Part One Prof. Bovon: Mariamne is not the Historical Mary Magdalene of the First Century The filmmakers … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/prof-bovon-cries-foul-use-his-work/

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