Jesus Tomb

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Novum Testamentum Blog » Biblical Studies Carnival XVI

Over at Novum Testamentum Blog Brandon has done an outstanding job collating the Biblioblogging world’s latest thoughts and comments. And he even likes the name “Targuman!” Thanks Brandon. Novum Testamentum Blog A Weblog Dedicated to the New Testament and Cognate Fields 04.01.07 Biblical Studies Carnival XVI Posted in weblogs at 9:18 pm by Brandon Wason Welcome to Biblical Studies Carnival XVI, a highlight of blog posts on Biblical studies during the month of March 2007. […]

Goodacre Rounds Up the Latest on the Talpiot Tomb

The title says it all. Talpiot Tomb Various There are several additional things that are worth mentioning on the Talpiot tomb story from recent days. Randy Ingermanson has uploaded a clear, detailed investigation of the statistics and the tomb, co-written with Jay Cost. Some will remember his earlier piece, Statistics and the “Jesus Family Tomb”. This piece builds on that one and takes it to a whole new level of thought and detail, though with […]

Update on Chevron and Circle Tomb Theory

Kirk Kilpatrick emailed me to let me know that he updated his theory regarding the chevron and circle on the so-called “Jesus tomb.” Temple of Augustus or Temple of the LORD? Upon further reflection and additional research, I believe that another possibility should be considered: The Temple of Augustus. The coin of Herod Philip II (see examples of coins catalogued as Hendin 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 538, 539, etc.) struck at Caesarea Philippi shown […]

The NOW Show – Jesus is Bigger than the Beatles

One of the podcasts I listen to regularly from the BBC is called the NOW Show. It is a semi-regular news comedy program (think “Daily Show” on a weekly basis; NOW= News Of the Week). This week they had a piece about the Jesus Tomb special. Very special. I have put the clip here. Be sure to listen for the Beatles reference. And don’t forget, you can subscribe to my (very) occasional podcasts through iTunes […]

The Numbers Guy on the Jesus Tomb Stats

The Numbers Guy Carl Bialik examines the way numbers are used, and abused. March 8, 2007, 10:08 pm The Lost Tomb of Jesus? My column this week explores the controversy over an estimate of the probability that a tomb found in Jerusalem contains the remains of the family of Jesus of Nazareth. Makers of a television documentary about the tomb asked a statistician to make the calculation, and presented his finding — that there is […]

Craig Evans on the “Tomb of Jesus”

Craig Evans has posted an updated guest blog at Deinde on the Talpiot tomb. It is the best concise summary of the problems I have read so far and the update even includes reference to Dr. Kirkland’s interpretation of the chevron and circle. The Tomb of Jesus and Family? Second Thoughts Craig A. Evans Acadia Divinity College The new interpretation of the Talpiot Tomb in Jerusalem that has been put forth by Simcha Jacobovici and […]

The Chevron & Circle on “Jesus’” Tomb

I stumbled across this today. I nice bit of work showing a far more likely explanation of the marks on the tomb that Jacobovici has been “documenting.” This is from a blog that is new to me, EVIDENCE by R. Kirk Kilpatrick, Ph.D. In a previous post I mentioned the possibility that the symbols that are being used in such a sensational way on the official “Jesus Tomb” website ( –just as they were used […]