Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Cave of John the Baptist latest

On RogueClassicism, David Meadows posts (with permission) the complete email messages to the ANE-List from James Tabor and Shimon Gibson on the cave of John the Baptist (for previous entries here, see Cave of John the Baptist (updated) and More on the John the Baptist Cave):

James Tabor on Shimon Gibson

David Meadows also notes the following feature on Weekend Edition from last Sunday, which includes an interview with Gibson:

The Search for John the Baptist's Ritual Cave
Shimon Gibson, a biblical archeologist, believes he has found a cave outside of Jerusalem, where John the Baptist might have performed his baptisms. Other archeologists aren't so sure. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.
Meanwhile on Paleojudaica, Jim Davila blogs this link from the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

Archeology: News from the Field

This is particularly good for some photographs by Shimon Gibson.

Update (1 September): On Paleojudaica, Jim Davila notes that there is now a transcript of the above NPR programme featuring Shimon Gibson, James Tabor and others:

Profile: Shimon Gibson's Belief That He Has Found The Site Where John The Baptist Might Have Performed His Baptisms
All Things Considered: August 30, 2004

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