Thursday, February 14, 2008

Charlesworth on the Talpiot Tomb Symposium

James Charlesworth has a strongly worded statement on the recent Jerusalem Symposium that focused on the Talpiot Tomb. It's on the latest SBL Forum, which also features a letter from James Tabor on the topic:

Rebutting Sensational Claims Concerning a Symposium in Jerusalem
J. H. Charlesworth
A carefully planned and highly successful symposium in Jerusalem—on Jewish views of the afterlife and burial practices near Jerusalem before the destruction of the area by Roman armies in 70 CE—has been high-jacked by two disturbing and unexpected developments . . .

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