Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Jesus Tomb

Andreas Kostenberger points to some new information on the tomb inscriptions. Check out his post for some excellent detective work. It leads Kostenberger to write: "This latest finding sounds the death knell to Simcha’s theory that the Jesus family tomb contains the remains of Jesus, his wife Mary Magdalene, and his son Jude. It also casts serious doubt on the competence of the makers of the 'Jesus tomb special' and their advisers."

One of the most encouraging things about this whole Jesus-tomb business is the way in which the evangelical community has responded. Refutations have been respectful, well-informed, fast, and devastating. It seems to me that this is an excellent example of scholarship serving the church on behalf of Truth.