I recently came across this interesting scholarly article on how Aryan Paleobabble was used by the Nazis. It’s a good academic introduction tracing their rationale and (mis)use of archaeology, linguistics, and social science data.
Professor Larry Hurtado has also added a few notes of his own in regard to some of what took place and was said at the event.
Every once in a while you have to throw something in amid the nonsense.
Thanks to Mark Goodacre’s NT blog for this notice. Thomas Verenna’s article entitled, “Artifacts and the Media: Lead Codices and the Public Portrayal of History.”
Professor Robert Cargill dismantles Simcha Jacobovici’s “Jesus nails” nonsense here. Enjoy.
My title is that of Mark Goodacre’s post. The most telling line in the short note is that Jim Davila, an OT and Second Temple Judaism scholar who is following the codices fiasco closely, notes that “there is no attempt to try to find experts to comment on the piece.”
The archaeo-pornistas masquerading as journalists are either too stupid to find experts (how hard is that with Google?) or just want to peddle twaddle. Take your pick.
Pardon the pun.
This time archaeologist Joe Zias puts it to Jacobovici regarding his “discovery” of the nails of Jesus’ cross in the Talpiot tomb. Hope this hurts $imcha’s bank account a bit.