If any of you are wondering why I have made no comment on The Jesus Family Tomb documentary by James Cameron … [yawn] … despite my normal interest in historical questions about Jesus, the Gnostic Gospels, and all that [yawn] …. [nod’s off] …. What? Oh, yeah, where was I? Yeah, if you’re wondering why I haven’t written despite my normal interest, well, it’s because this latest “controversy” is just so damn boring and unmotivating.
Here’s an interview with Professor Amos Kloner who oversaw the work at the Talpiot tomb:
The name “Jesus son of Joseph” has been found on three or four ossuaries. These are common names. There were huge headlines in the 1940s surrounding another Jesus ossuary, cited as the first evidence of Christianity. There was another Jesus tomb. Months later it was dismissed. Give me scientific evidence, and I’ll grapple with it. But this is manufactured.
Need I say more?