Monthly Archives: February 2007

The Jesus Tomb and the Acts of Philip II

The argument for the identification of the Mariamne e Mara of the Jesus Tomb with Mary Magdalene based on the Acts of Philip is clarified by Simcha Jacobovici in a short video on Youtube and an article in the Jerusalem … Continue reading

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On-Line Review of Elliott’s Synopsis

The latest Review of Biblical Literature features a review of J. K. Elliott's A Synopsis of the Apocryphal Infancy Narratives (reviewed here previously) by Nicole Kelley.

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The Jesus Tomb and the Acts of Philip

In an interview with James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici on the Today Show (see the interview here), it was revealed that Acts of Philip is instrumental in determining that the Talpiot tomb holds the remains of the family of Jesus. … Continue reading

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The Jesus Tomb

Tomorrow in New York there will be a press conference for the release of the book The Jesus Tomb by Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino. I have known about this book and its claims for some time now (James Tabor’s … Continue reading

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Update on Oxyrhynchus “Hoax”

Stephen Carlson of Hypotyposeis has provided a helpful update on the Oxyrhynchus story. He provides a link to Daniel B. Wallace at the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts who has this to say: The sensational report in … Continue reading

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Electronic Edition of the Infancy Gospel of James

Mark Goodacre at NT Gateway reports the creation of an electronic edition of the nine major Infancy Gospel of James manuscripts by Chris Jordan and Ali Welsby, students at the University of Birmingham. The edition was created as part of … Continue reading

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New Sybilline Oracles Blog

Gordon Lyn Watley (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) has started a blog called Sibylline Leaves, which concerns “the Jewish & Christian Sibylline Oracles & related literature.”

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News on the Oxyrhynchus Papyri: Hype or Hoax?

Last week Stephen Carlson of Hypotyposeis and other bloggers mentioned an article from the BYU (Brigham Young University) web site about new technology that could aid in reading some of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (“Mysteries of Ancient Egyptian Papyri Revealed,” Feb. … Continue reading

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New Apocryphon on the Funeral of Jesus?

While viewing the contents of a manuscript listed in a catalogue I came across a fragmentary text which appears to discuss the funeral of Jesus. The text begins: "…he was greatly afraid. He said to Joseph: 'I give you, Joseph, … Continue reading

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Ehrman vs. Bock on the Gospel of Judas

Bart Ehrman and Darrell L. Bock (author of The Missing Gospels) are interviewed on The Things That Matter Most (based in Dallas) about the Gospel of Judas. For a recent on-line review of Bock’s book see Mike Aquilina’s The Way … Continue reading

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Popular New Thriller Features Gnostics

Jim Davila at Palaeojudaica has a few posts (HERE and HERE) on the new thriller The Book of Names by Jill Gregory and Karen Tintori (read a review HERE). The book features a battle between a group of chosen ones, … Continue reading

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Digital Archive of St. Catherine’s Manuscripts

A number of blogs and news outlets have reported on the new project to take high-resolution photographs of the contents of the library of St. Catherine’s Monastery (which contains, of course, biblical and non-biblical texts). The best article I have … Continue reading

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Infancy Gospel of Thomas Cartoon

It’s amazing what you can find on Youtube. Click here to see an amusing cartoon of the Fall of Zeno from Infancy Gospel of Thomas ch. 9.

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Review: Craig Evans’ Fabricating Jesus

In the course of research for an essay on the past 20 years of scholarship on the CA I was led to reading several recent books which critique both the primary texts and the scholars who work on them. Such … Continue reading

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Ethiopic Apocrypha Manuscripts

Scholars of Ethiopic Apocrypha may be interested in an article from the SBL Forum by Steve Delamarter (George Fox Evangelical Seminary) titled “The SGD Digital Collection: Previously Unknown and Uncatalogued Ethiopian Manuscripts in North America.” Several apocryphal texts are mentioned … Continue reading

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