I apologize for the language in this, but it still seemed worth sharing, especially as it came my way so close to the first day of classes of the new academic year:
The Indiana Jones and Lara Croft movies, in which the archaeologist swoops in and takes things even when chased by locals, should disturb us, even as part of a story that is just for fun and not aiming to depict anything remotely realistic.
On the other hand, I suppose that ultimately those academics whose work is glamorized by Hollywood should be happy. It doesn’t happen to every field. Archaeologists and symbologists like Indiana Jones and Robert Langdon may be the closest thing to a biblical scholar that one is likely to see on the big screen.
But if there were a movie – not one of the more realistic ones like those in the tweet above, but sensational adventures of the sort Hollywood actually makes – featuring a biblical scholar as the central character, what might the title and plot be? Please leave your suggestions in the comments!