Friday, March 9, 2012

Open Access (limited time) Issue of NEA examining the hypothesis that a Talpiot Tomb belonged to Jesus’ family

Announced yesterday on the ASOR Blog

ASOR is pleased to announce that it has made an issue of Near Eastern Archaeology (NEA 69:3/4 [2006]) available for free on JSTOR for the next month. This issue of NEA contains articles by leading scholars that examine the hypothesis that a Talpiot Tomb belonged to Jesus’ family. The issue contains articles by Eric M. Meyers, Shimon Gibson, Sandra Scham, Christopher Rollston, and Stephen J. Pfann. The issue also contains an extensive response by James D. Tabor.

The following is a table of contents with links to the individual articles:
Those interested in ASOR’s journals (BASOR, JCS, and NEA) can found all of these journals online on JSTOR. Individual and institutional subscriptions are available. Also, professional memberships in ASOR are available that give individuals online access to all of ASOR’s journals from the present all the way back to 1920. Please e-mail for more information.

I note that this issue appears in this form as a part of a larger conversation surrounding recent announcements of James Tabor and Simcha Jacobovici.  Much (though certainly not all) of this conversation appeared in a series of essays on the ASOR Blog, as well as in comments made in response to those essays.  I urge those of you who are interested in either the subject matter at hand, or the use of social media to to document a heated controversy in public, to scan through the traffic presented here.

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