This is nothing more than a coordinated press release to sell a book and promote a forthcoming documentary. There is no new discovery here; this has been known for years.
REMEMBER: don’t watch what Simcha says – you know he’s going to try and sell the public on his latest speculation. Rather, watch what the scholars say – or better yet, watch what the scholars don’t say, and you’ll have your answer.
As for the ‘substance’ of the argument? Witherington got it right: “one speculation upon another speculation.”
Am I shocked? Absolutely not. This is the kind of nonsense we’ve come to expect from Simcha Jacobovici: maximize the money, archaeology be damned.
I don’t think either of the pair has much concern for archaeology. It’s all about the money.
- More ‘Jesus Family Tomb’ Hype and Yet ‘Another Earth Shattering Discovery….’ (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
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- Robert Cargill on Simcha’s Suit (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)