I’m way early on this, but I figured I’d start a page I can update as various bloggers
beat the snot out of opine about Simcha Jacobovici’s latest publicity hunting archaeological discovery.
So far we have a mere two, but they’re good ones:
UPDATE: 4-12-2011: A news story about the
snigger discovery has a bit of a quote from archeology professor Gabriel Barkay about why nails would be in the tomb.
UPDATE: 4-13-2011: Todd Bolen of BiblePlaces Blog has a cluster of quotes from Gabriel Barkay again about nails and tombs.
UPDATE: 4-14-2011: So Simcha Jacobovici is upset scholars aren’t turning handsprings at his latest
silliness discovery. Real scholars explain why in the comments Jim West’s blogpost. And then Mark Goodacre writes a short essay explaining why he now prefers to ridicule certain claims. I think Jim West’s cats have the right reactions (Simcha’s not the only shameless publicity whore).
I’m sure there’s more
than the subject deserves to come.