Tabor, Rollston, and Goodacre Weigh in on the Talpiot Tombs

Many thanks to Bible & Interpretation for posting the papers presented  last month at the Southeastern Regional Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Schools of Oriental Research on the book,  The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals the Birth of Christianity (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012) and the entire question of the Talpiot tombs in general:

James D. Tabor, UNC Charlotte, “The Tombs at Talpiot: An Overview of The Jesus Discovery

Chris Rollston, George Washington University, “The Talpiyot Tombs: Some Sober Reflections on the Epigraphic Materials

Mark Goodacre, Duke University, “The Jesus Discovery? A Skeptic’s Perspective.”

These three presentations offer a fairly comprehensive overview of of the question of whether these tombs likely or likely not may be related to Jesus of Nazareth and his family. Please take a look and comment if you are so inclined on one or all of these papers.