But the South African press blows it bigtime when it calls Simcha a ‘biblical scholar’-
The nails used to crucify Jesus Christ have been found, a biblical scholar claims in a television documentary broadcast in Israel and the Americas ahead of Easter.
As I comment there-
Yours is a fine article but you make a massive mistake in calling Jacobovici a ‘biblical scholar’ in the lead paragraph. He is neither biblical scholar nor archaeologist. He is nothing more than a journalist and (very bad) film maker who has found a niche in delivering ignorant theories about biblical subjects to ill-informed tv viewers. If you’re interested in consulting actual biblical scholars I can get you in touch with all the leaders in the fields of biblical studies and archaeology. Simcha will appear on no such list anywhere in the academic world.
But at least the SA press bothered to ask actual scholars about the subject. Which is more than can be said about most European and North American news outlets.