on the burial of Jesus hoax

The Biblical Archaeological Society put together a free e-book on the controversy. It is available for anyone who wants to receive the BAS newsletters. You can always unsubscribe later if you don’t want to receive them. The BAS is notoriously not conservative, in fact, it is generally liberal, but they do have good information from time to time. The download of the free e-book is available here:

http://jesustomb.bib-arch.org/

The download itself is 17.3 megabytes, so not a small file

  1. What Did Jesus’ Tomb Look Like?
  2. Did a Rolling Stone Close Jesus’ Tomb?
  3. Does the Holy Sepulchre Mark the Burial of Jesus?
  4. The Garden Tomb: Was Jesus Buried Here?
  5. The Garden Tomb and the Misfortunes of an Inscription
  6. Jerusalem Tombs from the Days of the First Temple
  7. All in the Family

This looks like a reasonably interesting resource on what Jewish burial practices were like in the first century, although I haven’t had time to read much of it. Be prepared for cautious statements that sound like scholarship but are really masks for unbelief and doubt.

Regards,
Don Johnson
Jer 33.3

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