Princeton Tomb Conference Concludes
by James Tabor
The Princeton Symposium on Judaism and Christian Origins that focused on the Talpiot “Jesus Tomb” in the context of Jewish Burial in late 2nd Temple times has concluded with a flurry of news stories, heated charges and counter-charges, and a few concrete results–truly a mixture of heat and light. I was able to attend every session and as time permits I will offer a detailed analysis of the various issues that were put on the table and discussed. Quite a few matters were clarified, and there is lots to discuss. Here are some links to a sampling of the main stories on the Web this weekend, reflecting various perspectives. I am sure there will be many more, plus analyses by other participants.
This report by Ben Wedeman contains a serious error in that it is said that Cameron & Jacobovici, in their film, hold the view that Jesus did not die on the cross but survived to father children with Mary Magdalene, a’ la Baigent & Brown. Such is not the case.