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The Tombs at Talpiot: Overview of "The Jesus Discovery"




This paper is first in a series of presentations adapted from the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Oriental Research, March 16, 2013 on The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals the Birth of Christianity (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012). Other papers to follow:


Chris Rollston, George Washington University, "The Talpiyot Tombs: Some Sober Reflections on the Epigraphic Materials"


Mark Goodacre, Duke University, "The Jesus Discovery? A Skeptic’s Perspective."



By James Tabor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
April 2013

To read this article in its entirety, we have presented it here in PDF format.





Comments (2)


Thanks, James. Somehow the entire affair of the Talpiot Tombs a and b becomes an issue worthy of its own historical records. Putting things in the proper chronological order adds a lot to the core ideas and stands. And thanks for supplying the materials which are out of my own field.
#1 - Eldad Keynan - 04/27/2013 - 08:55



This article is, not surprisingly, mostly reiteration, but page 19 has some news: "Beyond posts and comments on various blogs and web sites the only two peer-reviewed
published articles I have seen dealing with our iconic image are by Prof. Peter Lampe and Prof.
William Tabbernee respectively,
both of whom support
our “Jonah” interpretation.34"
I will be interested to read those. I can understand why blog comments were excluded, so Prof. Robin Jensen's comments can be bypassed. Even though, in a manner of speaking, she once swallowed the Jonah identification, and later spat it out.
#2 - Stephen Goranson - 05/01/2013 - 04:00






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