Blogging about the Talpiot tombs and the historical Jesus blends into other topics that come up in particular during the week before Easter. And so a range of those intersecting subjects appear in posts to which I link below.
The Discovery Channel issued a press release. And here are a couple of videos from the press conference:
Christianity Today had a post on archaeological fantasies, with the subtitle “Peer review can take years—but academic society says some claims can be dismissed in a few blog posts.” Joel Watts highlights a sensationalist claim about the Turin Shroud.
Doug Chaplin tracked down a science fiction story about time travelers to first century Judaea. The story turned out to be Gary Kilworth’s “Lets Go to Golgatha” and it sounds fascinating – I can’t wait to read it! Doug also discusses the resurrection and historiography.Mike Kok discusses whether Mark was the creator of the passion narrative.
Tripp Fuller lists reasons why some Christians reject the idea of resurrection. Austin Roberts blogs about Marjorie Suchocki’s eschatology and resurrection. Diglotting and Undeception also have resurrection-related posts, and the folks at Credo House seem to think that one can speak of the resurrection not merely as faith but as fact.
Irreducible Complexity asks whether we are all mythicists now. The answer may be “yes” in the sense that the term is being used there, but it remains “no” to those who care about history and therefore reject what mythicism in the strict sense is. Sabio Lantz asks how historical your Jesus is and diagrams a range of options. John Shuck reviewed Robert Price’s book on mythicism.