Here are some links to more blogging and reporting about the Talpiot tombs since my last round-up:
James Tabor posted about the “fish” image, in response to earlier comments and criticisms. He still views it as most likely a fish, spitting Jonah out downward. Tabor also updated his Bible and Interpretation article, and shared a post by Simcha Jacobovici on his blog.
Bob Cargill offered some questions about discrepancies between images of the ossuary and the fish/amphora. One answer offered is that some of the photos are of the replicas of the ossuaries that have been made on the basis of photos. UPDATE: Cargill has now offered a detailed discussion of how the manipulation of the images – perhaps with Photoshop but at least in their orientation – also manipulates those who see them.
Joan Taylor on the ASOR blog and also Tom Verenna suggested that the image might be of an unguentarium, which seems the closest match so far. This is a possibility that Tabor has considered at length (see his piece in B&I), even though he in the end rejects it.The ASOR blog continues to offer coverage.
Other blog posts include those by Andrew McGowan, Mike Heiser, and Otagosh. And for Hebrew speakers, see Eldad Keynan’s news appearance.