The Session With Goodacre, Rollston and Tabor

It was a good session.  Mark and Chris did a good job and James also did, though for me not as persuasively.  Indeed, Mark and Chris undermined the evidence which James presented so thoroughly that, again for me, there’s no reason to hold his view.

Nevertheless, it was good to chat with James even just for a moment.  He’s a genuinely nice person.  Afterwards Chris and I went for coffee and that was exceedingly pleasant.

It was nice to chat with Mark for moment too.  That’s always the case though.  Here are some photos- including the VERY nice gift Chris brought- my name in Pale0-Hebrew carved in Cherry wood.  It’s beautiful.

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8 thoughts on “The Session With Goodacre, Rollston and Tabor

  1. […] Anyway, read something of Jim’s thoughts here. […]


  2. Tom Verenna 16 Mar 2013 at 6:15 pm

    I recognize some of those slides! 😉


  3. jamesdtabor 16 Mar 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Thanks Jim. It was likewise good to see you. Mark Elliot has asked the three of us to post our presentations, with responses to one another, at Bible & Interpretation. I will let everyone know when those links go up and I look forward to reading what folks think. I will be posting more on this interesting session on my blog later this week. Some very interesting points emerged in the exchange. And yes, Tom, your slides did get flashed up and were given “credit,” as were Cargill’s.


    • Jim 16 Mar 2013 at 7:30 pm

      this is great news! fantastic really. thanks so much for sharing it! i think it’s a grand thing to get them in B&I so those not at the session might have the chance to see for themselves what went on and make up their own minds.


  4. […] interesting and enjoyable from any number of perspectives, see more photos and comments by Jim West here. I will be blogging about this more in coming weeks and my understanding is that all three of the […]


  5. […] The regional meeting of the SBL and AAR (SECSOR) in Greenville was highly enjoyable. My friends, Dave Kiger and Stephen Lawson, gave excellent papers in their respective sections. Dr. Rollston’s joint session with Profs. Goodacre and Tabor was stimulating as well. I have heard rumors that all three presentations from that session will be uploaded to Bible & Interp, but for now you can get a taste of the proceedings here.  […]


  6. Jim Workman 17 Mar 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Dr. West–I too enjoyed the debate, but was disturbed by the below-the-belt shots by your friend Chris (greeted with laughter–some of it nervous in my ears). Chris made his points well enough without the attempted humor. I thought that part was unprofessional. BTW–I’m no partisan for Jim Tabor, believing as I do that Jesus’ bodily resurrection is precisely what is affirmed in the NT.

    Signed–another Jim (Workman)


    • Jim 17 Mar 2013 at 7:56 pm

      i didn’t take chris’s chuckle as in any way disrespectful.


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