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Avrahaum Segol: Some Facts About ‘The Jesus Family Tomb’ Which The Public Hasn’t Heard

Avrahaum Segol writes On January 29, 2013 ce. […], “A Feud Between Biblical Archaeologists Goes To Court,” was published online by TIME [World] MAGAZINE at: http://world.time.com/2013/01/29/a-feud-between-biblical-archaeologists-goes-to-court/ .   In the article, very serious assertions were made by Simcha Jacobovici regarding reasons for his … Continue reading

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The Simcha Suit of Zias Hits Gawker

In a nicely organized piece.  Which, I know, you’ll enjoy.  It includes this Most Outrageous Behavior Simcha Jacobovici: Claimed to have found Atlantis in an interview with Hadassah Magazine Joe Zias: “Routinely writes Jacobovici’s first name with a dollar sign in place of the S” Legal … Continue reading

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Aren is Dissatisfied (or Disgruntled)

Aren’s reaction to Burleigh’s aforementioned essay is soundly negative.  It seems to me on the basis of her using the term ‘archaeologist’ of Jacobovici and Zias. He’s entitled to his reaction and I do understand it.  Truly.  But it raises … Continue reading

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The Battle In the Courts: Zias v. Jacobovici

Nina Burleigh, on the suit of Joe Zias by Simcha Jacobovici writes (in Time), among many other insightful things The contentiousness between Zias and Jacobovici came to a head in 2011. That year, National Geographic pulled out of a Jacobovici … Continue reading

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Simcha’s Lawsuit Against Joe Zias Hits Ha’Aretz

Journalist and filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici is suing anthropologist Joe Zias, who in recent years has been doing his utmost to disprove his provocative theories on early Christianity. Further on Jacobovici’s suit states that following Zias’ accusations, the Discovery Channel and … Continue reading

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Exodux TV, A.K.A., Simcha Jacobovici TV

First, the advert- I just started a new online initiative called SimchaJTV, which will be my internet platform, and TV station, for people who think outside the box.  I would like to personally invite you to sign up for my … Continue reading

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Tweetings From SBL

This afternoon Bob Cargill and Simcha Jacobovici were in the same session on the media and archaeology and by all accounts Cargill had the better presentation (naturally, since he is an actual academic and Jacobovici is a film-maker/journalist) and the … Continue reading

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What Non-Academics Think About the Coptic Fragment Just Doesn’t Matter

So it just doesn’t matter what Simcha Jacobovici thinks about the ‘Jesus Wife’ fragment.  It simply just doesn’t.  It matters what King thinks (and she has been very measured even though she hasn’t sufficiently addressed the provenance question) and what … Continue reading

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Simcha Must Be Planning Another ‘Special’- This One About the ‘Jesus Wife’ Nonsense

Which means that Professor Tabor can’t be far behind.  Joel writes ….Now all that has changed. From the most conservative academic quarters, Professor Karen King and the Harvard Divinity School (unofficially identified with the United Church of Christ and Unitarian … Continue reading

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It Seems That The Canadians Saw a Different Version of the ‘Jesus Discovery’ Than We Did

And the version they saw included reference to the ‘Arimathea family’, which James Tabor said the film and the book never referenced. Let me refresh your memory:  back here Tabor said “… we made nothing of it other than it … Continue reading

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TV Ratings for Simcha’s Show

Just on the off chance that any of you (besides Goodacre and Cargill who live blogged the thing) watched the Simcha Special and want to know how it stacked up against other programs airing at the same time, you might … Continue reading

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They Want it to be True, So In Their Minds, It’s True

Cargill and Goodacre appeared on Nightline last night discussing the so called ‘Jonah Ossuary’- Robert Cargill, an assistant professor of classics and religious studies at the University of Iowa, told “Nightline” that the original image of the engraving that Tabor … Continue reading

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Simcha’s Labyrinth

It seems that a Canadian host caught Simcha Jacobovici in a labyrinth of changing directions and blind alleys.  Robert Cargill notes In the video, Simcha admits he is “not a theologian, not a Christian,” and of course, elsewhere has admitted … Continue reading

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A Quick Question for Simcha Jacobovici and his Cohort

James Tabor remarked in the Washington Post yesterday “Legally, we could dig a tunnel and excavate, but you would have 100,000 Haredim burning tires.” Quick question: how long would it have taken you to call any of those of us … Continue reading

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Believe Me, Mark Goodacre Didn’t See the Face of Jesus in the Jonah Ossuary…

Mark was speaking tongue in cheek the other day when he mockingly suggested that he saw the face of Jesus in the Jonah ossuary, but that didn’t stop the film company run by Simcha Jacobovici from attempting to make it … Continue reading

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JTA’s Really Idiotic Headline: More Misuse of Archaeology and Deception by the Press

This sort of thing is just sickening and totally deceptive. The JTA’s headline from yesterday on the Fishy Ossuary screams Jerusalem archeological find is first reference to resurrection The unpleasant colloquialism BS comes right to mind! Shame on you, Jewish … Continue reading

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The Third Quest, For the Historical Charlesworth

Robert Cargill writes, in responding to Mark Goodacre’s comparison of Tabor’s claims and Charlesworth’s claims re: the ‘Fishy Ossuary’- The questions I have are as follows: Who shouted? Who sight-read the inscription? How did Dr. Charlesworth interpret the inscription? How … Continue reading

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Who’s Kidding Who?

Steve Caruso has noticed that Simcha showed up at the ‘Jonah ossuary’ tomb as early as 2005. So, among the images that have been posted on the Jesus Discovery website, I found three shots of Simcha Jacobovici that were taken … Continue reading

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Robert Cargill Exposes Digital Manipulation and Sins of Commission and Omission in the Case of the ‘Jesus Discovery’

Robert has a massive, masterfully written, majestically illustrated, carefully documented post in which he exposes the digital manipulation that has been done to images of the so called ‘Jonah Ossuary’ in the much discussed ‘Jesus Discovery’ story. Excerpting it is … Continue reading

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Jason Exposes Tabor and Jacobovici’s Contradictory Notions

Jason Staples that is.  Amidst the current discussion and complete repudiation of Tabor/Simcha, he writes, …  one thing I haven’t yet seen anyone point out is the fundamental contradiction between Tabor’s and Jacobovici’s interpretation of the Patio Tomb and their … Continue reading

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