The infamous Talpiot tomb, purportedly the final resting place of Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene, his son Judah, and various other family members, came to public attention last year. Although the claims of its promoters have been thoroughly refuted, the thing seems to be trying to rise zombie-like from its coffin for another round of hijinks. Mark Goodacre has the text of a rather interesting statement that does not jibe at all with the “official” press release of a recent conference dealing with Talpiot.
- Talpiot, O Talpiot, How Mangled Is Thy Truth, Christopher Rollston on the Talpiot Conference: A Guest Posting, and How the Press Enjoys Being Misled When It Comes to Biblical Subjects (Dr. Jim West)
- “The near universal scholarly consensus” (The View from Jerusalem)
- The Jesus Tomb Redux‚Äîthe Jerusalem Conference (Ben Witherington)
- Sorry, Simcha, but it’s still not that Yeshua (Higgaion)