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My trip to Talpiot

This week’s post is a “day in the life” story.  Join me on my trip to Talpiot – a neighborhood known for being the place where people shop for basics at no-frills stores at discount prices. 907 more words

Friday Email

The Naked Archaeologist Wins Libel Case

Canadian film-maker Simcha Jacobovici, popularly known as “The Naked Archaeologist” has won a libel case against Israeli archaeologist Joe Zias who accused Jacobovici of falsifying historical evidence for two TV programs dealing with Jesus and the origins of Christianity. 340 more words


A new Osher Ad opening tomorrow, 15 Sept 2014 in Talpiot

I just received a tip from a reader that a new Osher Ad is opening tomorrow, 15 September 2014 in Kanyon Hadar in Talpiot, Jerusalem.  I didn’t know where the new store is opening because this is the ad on Osher Ad’s… 88 more words


The Tomb and Wife of Jesus: Handling Sensationalist Claims that Crop Up around Easter

My doctoral supervisor at Edinburgh, Prof. Larry Hurtado, would remark that sensationalist archaeological discoveries about Jesus frequently become public just in time for Easter. His point: Easter is the most profitable time to sell headlines and promote documentaries, books, and other media related to Jesus. 924 more words

Tzomet HaBankim: Beit HaNatziv and Coffeephone

For those of us who live in the area this is kind of old news by now, but this quick post is meant to serve as an FYI for those of you who don’t live near Tzomet HaBankim or drive down Derech Hevron every day. 526 more words

Dining Out

Video Interview with James H. Charlesworth on the "Jesus Family Tomb" Controversy

This post has been corrected and updated in response to Mark Goodacre’s comment below. 

In 1980 archaeologists unearthed a tomb near Jerusalem that contained a family’s ossuaries inscribed with some familiar New Testament names, including Mary, Joseph, and Jesus. 212 more words


For Shiran, Who May or May Not Have Any Friends

Because my life is pretty much all work and no sleep right now, it’s time for a story.

Here’s another one from the Israel collection. 631 more words