Category Archives: pseudo-archaeology

Poor Simcha, He Sees Paul in the Scrolls Too

Last week he blathered on about Jesus being discovered in the Dead Sea Scrolls.  This week he’s added Paul to his insane suppositions.  But he knows so little that he actually asserts that Paul – according to ‘Christian tradition’, was crucified in Rome… Afraid not.  So much for any semblance of scholarship in Simcha’s work.

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The Museum of the Bible Misses the Mark

On their facebook page they have this image and description: That isn’t Gath.  But not only do none of the Museum’s curators know it, none of their commenters do either.  It’s Herodium. Maybe the Museum should have employed an Israeli (or at least someone who has been to Israel once or twice) to fact check. …

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An Update on the Progress of the Ark with Dinosaurs in Kentucky

Newsweek reports Imagine the Titanic minus the smokestacks, framed out of timber rather than iron. Imagine that instead of a doomed ocean liner bustling with well-dressed elites, it’s home to 2,000 seasick animals, a handful of teenage dinosaurs and one patriarchal family headed by a 500-year-old man bent on saving the world. Cultures all over …

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There’s No Point Fawning over the Ebay Gospel Fragment

Frankly, it looks like a poor knock off.  The papyrus has no taint of ancient-ness, the ink is darker than ancient ink ever is, and it smells to high heaven of another attempt to make a buck from the unsuspecting and gullible fragment collectors out there. Nonetheless, EVEN IF it is ancient, without provenance and …

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They’re Still Looking for Noah’s Ark…

Why??? Come on people, give. It. Up. Is Noah’s Ark still hiding somewhere today, waiting to be discovered? A documentary coming to theaters nationwide next week explores the ongoing search for the world’s most famous vessel and documents the dangers involved in the centuries-old quest. Save your money. Go buy a book or donate to …

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Eric Cline has Some ‘Serious’ ‘Competition’

Meet ‘Maverick‘- the flight nurse / ‘Biblical archaeologist’… who served as a consultant for an ‘archaeological’ expedition to find Noah’s ark… Watch out Eric…. there are those waiting in the wings (with air nurse wings!) to dethrone you as the premier American digger. UPDATE:  Oh boy…. Authors Aaron Judkins and Michael McDaniel talked about their …

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Well There Ya Go: Claims of Discovery Have Now Replaced Actual Discoveries…

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced this morning that a team of underwater archaeologists had discovered that remains of a large Egyptian army from the 14th century BC, at the bottom of the Gulf of Suez, 1.5 kilometers offshore from the modern city of Ras Gharib. The team was searching for the remains of ancient ships and …

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Shark Week, Pseudo-Science, And the Willingness of Some Biblical Scholars to Jump the Shark for the Sake of TV Face Time

Read this report from NPR and substitute biblical scholars for shark biologists and you’ll understand how infuriating it is to watch people who profess to love biblical studies appear on Discovery, which cares NOTHING for the truth and only for ratings.  After describing a guy who researches sharks and his excitement about being a part …

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An Amazing Discovery at Kabri: An Inscribed Pot!!!!

And you won’t believe whose name is on it!!!! WOW!  I never thought I would see ‘West’ in an inscription on a pot from a dig at Kabri from the 10th century.  My relatives go way back!

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The Vatican’s Ministry of Misinformation Concerning the Turin Shroud

Antonio ‘The Leper‘ Lombatti writes Ne parla in modo giustamente spietato Marco Bella sul Fatto Quotidiano. Pseudoscienza e pseudostoria: che triste realtà. Leggete anche voi. Trovate anche un resoconto del convegno scritto da Sylvie Coyaud. E non dimenticatevi l’articolo di Stefano Milani.

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