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Joe Zias on BAR- Uncensored

On the cover of the latest edition of Biblical Archaeology Review, 38:04, July/Aug 2012, the BAR Crowd declares the inscription on the James son of Joseph Brother of Jesus ossuary is authentic! Shanks’ claim reappears on page one and again on page 26 in the article’s … Continue reading

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A Further Thought on the ‘King Papyrus’ (Or Jesus’ Wife Snippet or Whatever)

Lest we forget, scholars have been duped a number of times – falling for clever forgeries foisted off on them through ‘anonymous’ donors and ‘antiquities dealers’.  Remember the ‘Ivory Pomegranate’?  The ‘James Ossuary Inscription’?  The ‘Jehoash Inscription’?  The ‘Lead Codices’? … Continue reading

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‘Crucify Him, Crucify Him’ – The Biblical Archaeology Review Cries for Zias’ Blood

I wasn’t at the trial so I don’t know what Joe Zias said on the stand.  I do know two things, though and they’re brief observations: 1- BAR hasn’t gone to such lengths to crucify someone (or at least destroy … Continue reading

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Hershel Shanks Claims the Trial of the Century PROVED the James Ossuary Inscription Authentic

In an email (which I’m sure most of you received)- BAS writes A new analysis and new evidence proves that the controversial “Brother of Jesus” inscription on an ancient bone box, or ossuary, is authentic, according to the July/August issue … Continue reading

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BAR: #Fail. Again

Biblical Archeology Review may be widely read by the public but that same public needs to know that BAR doesn’t play fair.  And that’s a #Fail. Yet another example shows up in their email today where they boast Scholar Disputes … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Wow … Bible History Daily is turning very much into a ‘promote Hershel Shanks’ unconventional views’ daily … BAR is becoming more and more ‘fringe’ material … – David Meadows

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BAR’s New Object of Smear: Yuval Goren

First, look at the email which I just received from Biblical Archaeology Review: Notice how scholarship is in scare quotes, implying that Professor Goren is either sloppy or untrustworthy.  I find such an accusation aimed at one of Tel Aviv’s … Continue reading

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