Update: Jesus Tomb Hoax
Looks like I was right about this story. Scholars say the alleged "Jesus Tomb" is a fraud. (Not that I was concerned.) In fact, it's not even a new controversy:
In 1996, when the British Broadcasting Corp. aired a short documentary on the same subject, archaeologists challenged the claims. Amos Kloner, the first archaeologist to examine the site, said the idea fails to hold up by archaeological standards but makes for profitable television.Paging Eric Jobe!
"They just want to get money for it," Kloner said. [James Cameron isn't interested in money; that would make him like the rich people on the Titanic. - BJ]...
Stephen Pfann, a biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem...is even unsure that the name "Jesus" on the caskets was read correctly. He thinks it's more likely the name "Hanun." Ancient Semitic script is notoriously difficult to decipher.
James Cameron showed his keen intellect here, too:
"I'm not a theologist. I'm not an archaeologist. I'm a documentary film maker," he said.Yes, documentaries, like Titanic. (Rolls eyes.)
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