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Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-21-14

Archaeology Weekly Roundup! 2-21-14

If you missed anything from the ASOR Facebook or Twitter pages this week, don’t worry. We’ve rounded up some of this week’s archaeology news into one convenient post. If we missed ...

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The Big Dig Video Roundup

The Big Dig Video Roundup

Sites and Finds Deep Time at Tall Hisban, Jordan In Focus: Abel Beth Maacah ...

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Sustainability at Any Price is not Sustainable: Open Access and Archaeology

Sustainability at Any Price is not Sustainable: Open Access and Archaeology

By: Eric Kansa, UC Berkeley and OpenContext.org This blog post looks at the open access debate, and notes how sustainability is as much of an ideological and political question as ...

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Ethics, Archaeology, and Open Access

Ethics, Archaeology, and Open Access

By: Eric Kansa The issue of open access to scholarly works recently gained renewed attention following the tragic suicide of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist charged with felony ...

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“Jonah” Ossuary Discussed in Print in 1981

“Jonah” Ossuary Discussed in Print in 1981

By Eric M. Meyers and Christopher Rollston, ASOR Blog Guest Editors for March 2012 It has come to the attention of the ASOR Blog that a newspaper article about the so-called “Pati ...

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PHILOLOGY, ‘MARA,’ AND THE ‘JESUS DISCOVERY’ BOOK AND DOCUMENTARY

PHILOLOGY, ‘MARA,’ AND THE ‘JESUS DISCOVERY’ BOOK AND DOCUMENTARY

 By Dr. Christopher A. Rollston, Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Tennessee  INTRODUCTION[1] Recently I have posted on ...

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A Response to Chris Rollston’s Reading of the Ossuary from Talpiot Tomb B

A Response to Chris Rollston’s Reading of the Ossuary from Talpiot Tomb B

By: H. Gregory Snyder, Professor of Religion, Davidson College Back in October, James Tabor invited me to join in a conversation that was underway between himself, Richard Bauckha ...

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THE FOUR-LINE GREEK INSCRIPTION FROM A TALPIYOT TOMB:  EPIGRAPHIC NOTES AND HISTORICAL DISCUSSIONS

THE FOUR-LINE GREEK INSCRIPTION FROM A TALPIYOT TOMB: EPIGRAPHIC NOTES AND HISTORICAL DISCUSSIONS

Christopher A. Rollston, Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Emmanuel Christian Seminary Introduction The publication of a four-line Greek inscription ...

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SOME CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT THE ICTHYOMORPHIC DRAWING ON OSSUARY 6:3 FROM EAST TALPIOT TOMB (TALPIOT B OR “PATIO” TOMB), IN JERUSALEM

SOME CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT THE ICTHYOMORPHIC DRAWING ON OSSUARY 6:3 FROM EAST TALPIOT TOMB (TALPIOT B OR “PATIO” TOMB), IN JERUSALEM

Juan V. Fernández de la Gala, Forensic Anthropologist and Zooarchaeologist, Associate Professor of History of Medicine, Universidad de Cádiz, Spain, delagala@telefonica.net SUMMAR ...

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The Four-Line Ossuary Inscription from Talpiyot Tomb B – an Interpretation

The Four-Line Ossuary Inscription from Talpiyot Tomb B – an Interpretation

Richard Bauckham, www.richardbauckham.co.uk Preamble: I should first explain that in the autumn of 2011 I took part in a lengthy email correspondence about this inscription with J ...

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The Talpiot Tomb and the Beatles

The Talpiot Tomb and the Beatles

By: Mark Goodacre, Dept of Religion, Duke University The current discussion of Talpiot Tomb B, the "patio tomb", has largely centered on the interpretation of the picture on one o ...

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A Reply from Prof. Tabor—A Jonah Fish Image or a Tower Tomb Monument?

A Reply from Prof. Tabor—A Jonah Fish Image or a Tower Tomb Monument?

James D. Tabor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte  I want to thank ASOR’s executive director Andy Vaughn, guest editors Eric Meyers and Christopher Rollston, and participa ...

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Prof. Robin Jensen Refutes Any Claim that She Concurs with the Interpretation in “The Jesus Discovery”

Prof. Robin Jensen Refutes Any Claim that She Concurs with the Interpretation in “The Jesus Discovery”

From Prof. Robin Jensen, Vanderbilt University In December, 2010, I was asked to participate in a National Geographic film project that—I was led to believe—would investigate the ...

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On ‘Absalom’s Tomb’ in Jerusalem and Nephesh Monument Iconography: A Response to Jacobovici and Tabor by Robert Cargill

On ‘Absalom’s Tomb’ in Jerusalem and Nephesh Monument Iconography: A Response to Jacobovici and Tabor by Robert Cargill

By: Robert R. Cargill (robert-cargill@uiowa.edu) Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies, The University of Iowa ...

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Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B:  A Detailed Response to the Claims of Professor James Tabor and Filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici

Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B: A Detailed Response to the Claims of Professor James Tabor and Filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici

Professor Christopher A. Rollston (crollston@ecs.edu) Professor of Semitic Studies, Emmanuel Christian Seminary I. THE CLAIMS OF TABOR AND JACOBOVICI: THE NEW BOOK[1] Here are the ...

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Brief Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B

Brief Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B

Professor Christopher A. Rollston, Emmanuel Christian Seminary Much can, and no doubt will, be said about the proposal (and new volume) of Professor James Tabor and Filmmaker Simc ...

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Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Duke “Office Hours” with Professors Carol and Eric Meyers

Archaeology, Bible, Politics and the Media: Duke “Office Hours” with Professors Carol and Eric Meyers

Drawing on their decades of experience on archaeological digs in Israel, Duke University Professors Carol and Eric Meyers take questions from online viewers about the charged comb ...

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Archaeology in the News

Archaeology in the News

Here are some links to recent news from the world of Archaeology! It looks like the artifacts in the Cairo museum are now being protected, but not all of them.  Here is an intere ...

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ASOR 2010 Annual meeting featured in Science Magazine

ASOR 2010 Annual meeting featured in Science Magazine

The 2010 ASOR annual meeting has been featured in a "Meetings Brief" in Science Magazine. The conference report by Andrew Lawler summarize papers or sessions on research projects ...

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More Rebuttals of the “Discovery” of Noah’s Ark

More Rebuttals of the “Discovery” of Noah’s Ark

Tim Harrison on CTV: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20100429/noahs-ark-found-100429/20100429?hub=CanadaAMV2 Eric Cline on Fox News: http://video.foxnews.com/ ...

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