One of the things that stood out to me was Simcha and Tabor’s insistence that anything during the time period which has in anyway a connection to the belief of a/the Resurrection must be “Christian.”
Resurrection entered Jewish belief long before Christ and was, for several sects, a central part.
We see this in the Maccabees and even, somewhat, in Tobit. It’s in the Wisdom of Solomon and at Qumran.
While the fish is a vase, and other lies persist, the must striking thing to me is the glaring and self-serving theological lunacy which allows these authors to think that just because they read something on an ossuary (a frakin ossuary… a bone box which looked to a resurrection) regarding an upward direction that suddenly there is proof of Christianity… and what’s more, that they have a right to sell this trash to the public.
But whom I really have disgust in are those people who just believe it.
- Well That’s Blunt: ‘Jonah Tomb’ ‘Deception’ (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- ‘Jesus Tomb’ Controversy Rages (abcnews.go.com)
- Jerusalem archeological find is first reference to resurrection (jta.org)