Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Talpiot B / Patio Tomb Roundup

Over on Rogue Classicism, David Meadows has an excellent round-up post on the Talpiot Tomb discussions so far, including details of where James Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici have responded to criticism, and including his own clear commentary.  If you want to catch up on what all the fuss has been about over the last week or so, this is the place to go:

But of course predicted the end ("final nails") is always, in studies of early Judaism and Christian origins, somewhat precarious.


Eliyahu said...

Talpiot A, authentic.

Rick Sumner said...

I can't help but feel that if Tabor's name wasn't associated with this the dismissals would be a lot less diplomatic.

With Tabor even flagrant sensationalism is handled delicately, without him we'd call it a crackpot idea supported by outright dishonesty and move on.

Since I don't have any professional relationships to worry about, the latter course looks a lot more fruitful from my chair.