Re: Shalom Forest Tomb
- I found another article which I used in my blogpost <<
"The other tomb was "Shalom Forest" tomb, which also is in the Talpiot
neighborhood, which contained ossuaries bearing inscriptions such as
"Mariam daughter of Shi'mon" and "Yehosep son of qyp'." The latter is
described by Samuel R. Wolff in his article "Archaeology in Israel"
(relevant material on pp. 151-152) from the American Journal of
Archaeology (1993). In it Wolff merely states that the name "brings to
mind the name of Caiaphas...mentioned by Jewish historian Flavius
Josephus and in the New Testament (Matt. 26.3, 57) as the High Priest
who presided at the trial of Jesus". He then goes on to state that
this is the first attestation of the family name."
If that was a summary of the finds, how many scholars do we even have
making a positive assertion that it was the actual tomb connected to
Caiaphas, and not merely something reminiscent of his name?
Chris Weimer, student
University of Memphis
Major: Latin and Greek
Minor: Judaic Studies
--- In email@example.com, goranson@... wrote:
> The Talpiot tomb show reportedly asserted that everyone agrees that
> of the High Priest Caiaphas has been found. This has indeed been
> scholars. But, scholars who either strongly question or deny the
> Wiliam Horbury, The 'Caiaphas' Ossuaries and Joseph Caiaphas, Palestine
> Exploration Quarterly 126 (1994) 32-48.
> Emile Puech, A-t-on découvert le tombeau du grand-prêtre Caïphe?,
> Le Monde de la Bible 80 (1993) 42-47.
> Margaret Williams, The Contribution of Jewish Inscriptions to the
> Judaism, in Cambridge History of Judaism volume 3, page 89.
> Craig A. Evans, Jesus and the Ossuaries (2003), 107-8.
> Did the tomb show producers seek a qualified fact checker?
> Stephen Goranson