Monthly Archives: February 2007

In Memory of J. Alan Groves (17 December 1952 – 5 February 2007)

There has been a lot of mention of the passing of the New Testament textual giant, Bruce Metzger, among the biblioblogs, and it was great to see the latest Biblical Studies Carnival dedicated to his memory. Another biblical scholar also … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival XV is online at Awilum.com

We interrupt this Jesus Tomb extravaganza to let you know that Charles Halton has uploaded Biblical Studies Carnival XV over at Awilum.com. Charles appropriately dedicated the Carnival to the memory of Bruce Manning Metzger, who passed away 13 February 2007. … Continue reading

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More from Tabor on the Jesus/Talpiot Tomb

James Tabor posted a good comment on my The Jesus/Talpiot Tomb: Around the Blogosphere post of last night. Since many use rss readers to view blogs, I figure I should reproduce his comment in full as its own post. Dear … Continue reading

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The Jesus/Talpiot Tomb: Around the Blogosphere

The hype surrounding the forthcoming documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus shows no signs of abating quite yet. The main website for the documentary and book has come on-line now (last time I checked it just had a brief text … Continue reading

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James Tabor on the Jesus/Talpiot Tomb

Dr. James Tabor, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, was one of the scholars involved with the discovery and the documentary. Now that the publication ban has lifted on the material, … Continue reading

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The Jesus Tomb on the Today Show

James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici were on the Today Show this morning promoting their upcoming documentary, The Lost Tomb of Jesus. There wasn’t much new revealed, though Cameron’s comment is fair enough: “I think people have their specific agendas and … Continue reading

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Biblical Hebrew Dictionaries and More

John Hobbins over at Ancient Hebrew Poetry has a good post highlighting the top Dictionaries of Biblical Hebrew. He notes the same major Hebrew-English lexicons that I discuss in my “An Annotated Bibliography for Mastering Biblical Hebrew,” but also helpfully … Continue reading

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The Lost Tomb of Jesus

The Discovery Channel now has a website up and running about the documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus, which will premiere at the beginning of March. The website has a bunch of information about the documentary, including a neat feature … Continue reading

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Jesus Tomb in the News Again

There is another article out and about on the “Jesus Tomb” documentary by Simcha Jacobovici and James Cameron. This one claims that Jesus’ burial site was discovered in Jerusalem’s Talpiyot neighborhood. The 2,000 year old cave reportedly contained ten coffins; … Continue reading

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A Couple New Books on the Dead Sea Scrolls

A couple new books on the Dead Sea Scrolls came to my attention recently and appear to be quite interesting. Weston W. Fields The Dead Sea Scrolls — A Short History (Brill, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com) Edna Ullmann-Margalit … Continue reading

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