Apparently Simcha Jacobovici actually believes his own hype and thinks that archaeologists are not taking his idiotic theory about finding the ‘nails of Jesus’ seriously. How sad. But expected. Listen to this-
The Israeli who claims to have identified two nails from Jesus’s crucifixion says that the widespread trouncing of his theory points to a deep problem in the field of archaeology.
The problem is that Simcha thinks he knows the field. That’s the chief and root of the problem. And people are foolish enough to believe him. To their shame.
Mr Jacobovici reacted by telling the JC: “The minute someone says anything significant about the New Testament, the immediate response is to scoff, not to study it.” He believes experts prefer to avoid making bold claims relating to the New Testament because it brings them under such intense scrutiny – and they resent it when others do so. He said that he located the nails after they went missing from a previous find in 1990 when archaeologists unearthed a first-century Jewish tomb, believed to have belonged to Caiaphas, the High Priest at the time of Jesus’s death. Mr Jacobovici admitted that his evidence is circumstantial but argued that scholars should criticise the IAA for losing the nails, not attack him for finding them and proposing a theory.
But Simmy, Simmy, Simmy, your theory is MORONIC! First, there’s no proof for it. And second, be serious for a minute, those tiny nails couldn’t go through flesh, wood, and then be bent to hold the victim in place. Be realistic, your claim is absurd at its simplest level.
And then he actually said
“When a reporter brings to light something that other people have lost, he should get an award, not criticism,” he said.
Oh. Shut. Up. The only award Jacobovici deserves is the fraud award for peddling the most nonsense.
UPDATE: Be sure to take a look at the excellent response of Mark Goodacre to the latest Simcha-ian claims.