The Jesus Tomb and Christian Apocrypha

It has been several weeks now since the release of Jacobovici and Pellegrino’s The Jesus Family Tomb and the airing of the companion documentary. Several scholars have weighed in on the evidence and several bloggers have devoted much time and energy to challenging or supporting J & P’s claims (see particularly Mark Goodacre’s NT Gateway, Darrell Bock’s Bock’s Blog, James Tabor’s Jesus Dynasty Blog, and the inappropriately named Jesus Tomb Hoax). My aim here is not to address the likelihood or unlikelihood that the Talpiot tomb is indeed the last resting place of Jesus and his family but to look […]

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New Apocrypha Collection

Andrew Bernhard, administrator of the site Jesus of Nazareth in Early Christian Gospels, has moved into print publishing with Other Early Christian Gospels: A Critical Edition of the Surviving Greek Manuscripts. A short review of the book is available HERE (subscription required). The publisher’s description reads: Other Early Christian Gospels is a sourcebook containing new editions and translations of all the extant Greek manuscripts of extracanonical gospels written during the first hundred years of the Christian movement (ca. 30-130 C.E.) The completely new translations are in contemporary idiomatic English so that readers will not have to struggle with antiquated language, […]

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