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The Media and Three Surveys by the Tomb Symposium Participants

The Media and Three Surveys by the Tomb Symposium Participants
Assessment of the Facts: The Media and Three Surveys by the Tomb Symposium Participants on The Third Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian Origins "Jewish Views of the… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/media-and-three-surveys-tomb-symposium-participants/

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/

Back from travels

Back from travels
I have returned from some research in Italy. Our staff is on vacation. In the mean time, AP contacted me on my cell phone, (the journalist was surprised to hear that I was stand… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/back-travels/

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/

Clarification for BAR

Clarification for BAR
Dear Hershel, In your July/August "First Person, 'The Tomb of Jesus'–My Take," you speak of the reading 'Yeshua bar Yehosef' as being "clear to almost all expert observers." You … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/clarification-bar/

Summary of IOQS paper

Summary of IOQS paper
The Spectre of Qumran Cave 1: What if Cave 1 Had Not Been Discovered First? (IOQS 2007 handout) Stephen Pfann, Ph.D. University of the Holy Land In 2007 and 2008, we anticipa… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/summary-ioqs-paper/

The Cave Clusters of Qumran

The Cave Clusters of Qumran
  The Cave Clusters of Qumran (Handout at IOQS, Ljubljana)     http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/cave-clusters-qumran/

Abstract of paper presented at Ljubljana IOQS meeting

Abstract of paper presented at Ljubljana IOQS meeting
The Spectre of Qumran Cave 1: What If Cave 1 Had Not Been Discovered First? Stephen J. Pfann, Ph.D. University of the Holy Land, Jerusalem   In 2007, a conference is duly… http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/abstract-paper-presented-ljubljana-ioqs-meeting/

Ravenna, Venice, Ljubljana

Ravenna, Venice, Ljubljana
After the close of the Enoch seminar, the Pfanns traveled to Ravenna, Italy, where they encountered some beautiful 5th century Byzantine mosaics. The first photo is an example of … http://www.uhl.ac/old/index.php/en/resources/blog/ravenna-venice-ljubljana/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/

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/