Category Archives: Discoveries

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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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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More on the Qumran Latrines

Michael Pitkowsky alerted me to another article on the Qumran latrines in The Forward, a national Jewish newspaper. The article, by Katharina Galor and Jürgen Zangenberg, critiques the view of Joseph Zias and James Tabor that the latrines provide additional … Continue reading

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The Jesus Family Tomb

In connection to my previous post, “Cameron and Jacobovici producing The Tomb,” I wanted to highlight that Jame’s book, The Jesus Dynasty: The Hidden History of Jesus, His Royal Family, and the Birth of Christianity is available from Amazon.ca or … Continue reading

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More on the Qumran Latrines

Ha’aretz has an article on the Qumran Latrines by Ran Shapira (“The hidden latrines of the Essenes“) that is worth a gander. Here is an excerpt: Anthropologist Joe Zias, of the Hebrew University Science and Archaeology Department, recently found positive … Continue reading

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Going Potty at Qumran: Evidence of Latrines Discovered (GPAT 4)

A recent news release on Eureka Alert summarizes a forthcoming article in Revue de Qumran on a remote latrine site discovered at Khirbet Qumran. This is the fifth in a series of posts (some more serious than others) on “Going … Continue reading

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Canaanite Burial Ground Found in Jerusalem

Israel’s Antiquities Authority announced yesterday the discovery in Jerusalem of an ancient Canaanite burial ground dating back more than 4000 years. Here is the report from Arutz Sheva: Archaeologists working at the site of the Holyland Park building project in … Continue reading

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Irish Bog Psalter Follow-Up

I can’t recall if anyone followed up on the medieval book of Psalms discovered in Ireland last month (Jim Davila surely did!), but the specific location of where it was found has been revealed (somewhat old news I realize). According … Continue reading

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Medieval Psalms Codex Clarification

There has been a clarification in connection to the Psalm book discovered in the Irish bog. Initial news reports said that the book was open to Psalm 83, which in most modern English translations is a prayer to wipe out … Continue reading

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