Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Jesus Tomb: I pointed out the mistakes

David Meadows drew my attention to this video that appeared on Youtube last year but which I had not previously seen:

Here, Simcha Jacobovici makes the following surprising claim:
If there's something wrong with our facts, with our investigations, someone should just point out the mistakes and I'd be the first to correct them if somebody actually says, "Hey, you made a mistake here." But so far that hasn't happened . . .
Almost five years ago, on March 11 2007, I listed multiple errors and inaccuracies on the Jesus Family Tomb website, ranging from minor mistakes to outright nonsense.  I have often repeated the point in the intervening years, and others have linked to it.  Every mistake that I pointed out has remained on the site from that day to this.


Unknown said...

Did you catch the last bit?

"At the end of the day, NOBODY has been able to poke a hole into our reasoning or our facts or our methodology or our reporting."


As we/I've said before, you can't argue with delusional. Sometimes the best you can do is expose it and poke fun at the absurdity of it all.

steph said...

I can hardly believe this and he keeps such a straight face. They say with experience it becomes easier. "The best they can come up with is 'he's doing it for the money'" and then "nobody" as Bob says... James Tabor cannot deny knowing the critical scholars have clearly demonstrated his 'mistakes' so therefore, he is not just being misleading and devious, he is being untruthful. Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes... she was in fact, a compulsive liar. For every time she shouted 'Fire!'
They only answered 'Little Liar!'
And therefore when her Aunt returned... Truth is such a fundamental human value.

geoffhudson.blogspot.com said...

I am fascinated by the fact that Simcha seems to get under academic's skins. He hits their nerves. Usually it is the academics who are so sure of themselves, and their versions of history, archaeology and theology. It is they who who speak with such confident language, even though half way through their career, they may change their views.

Marcello Jun said...

"It's not a lie if you believe it!" -- George Constanza

Unknown said...

i also think the 'voice' he's doing is Joe Zias. I think he's trying to imitate the man he's suing.

Mark Goodacre said...

Yes, "pimping the Bible" is Zias's phrase, so I think that's who he's impersonating.

Skeptic said...

I dunno know, bad impersonation. As for the phrase, never invented it, but will take credit for it.