<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Blog - Biblical Archaeology (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Blog</h2><h3>Biblical Archaeology</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 02/07/2013 14:12:29)<hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ol type="1"><li>While looking for something on YouTube, I came across a BBC Documentary on <b>King Solomon's Tablet of Stone</b> (<a name="W63W"></a><A HREF = "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxgUMOCUK4A" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>). This led on to two other threads  that of the so-called <b>James Ossuary</b> (<a name="W64W"></a><A HREF = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Ossuary" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>) and that on the <b>Talpiot Tomb</b> (<a name="W65W"></a><A HREF = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talpiot_Tomb" TARGET = "_top">Link</A>). While interesting, these discussions  on Wikipedia and other sites  are disquieting on a number of grounds  mainly that such important matters remain unresolved, and the troubling nature of fraud either in the archaeological process or in the prosecution service, depending whose side you take. </li><li>Otherwise, I m not too concerned about the matter:- <ul type="disc"><li><b>King Solomon's Tablet of Stone</b>: The alleged importance of this stone (if genuine) if that it s the only hard extra-Biblical evidence for the existence of Solomon and his temple. This isn t on my list of worries  I see no reason to doubt the existence of either, even if the account may be exaggerated (which the Stone has no bearing on). </li><li><b>James Ossuary</b>: Again, this  if <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_1000_1">genuine</A></U><SUB>1</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_1000_1"></A>  would be probabilistic evidence for the existence of Jesus. But, again, this isn t one of my worries. </li><li><b>Talpiot Tomb</b>: this is certainly genuine, but its import is unclear. There is some suggestion that the missing  tenth ossuary is the James Ossuary, which would connect the three cases together, but the style looks different to me. The issue is the probabilistic evidence that the collection of names makes this Jesus family tomb, once containing the (now lost) bones of Jesus himself. This would, of course, be dynamite, but is highly unlikely. </li></ul></li><li>This document is a temporary holding place and requires <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_7/Notes_741.htm">completion</A><SUP>2</SUP>. For the time being, it is a holding-place, lest I forget the matter. </li></ol></P> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><BR><HR><h3 class = "Left">In-Page Footnotes:</h3><a name="On-Page_Link_1000_1"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_1000_1"><B>Footnote 1</B></A></U>: Doubted because it comes from the same collector as Solomon's Tablet. </center><br> <br><hr><h3 class = "Left">Printable Versions:</h3> <UL><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1000_0_P_R.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 0 (with reading list), and </li><li>Follow (<A Href="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_1000_1_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">this link</A>) for level 1.</li></UL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR> <TH WIDTH="25%">Note last updated</TH> <TH WIDTH="50%">Reference for this Topic</TH> <TH WIDTH="25%">Parent Topic</TH></TR> <TR><TD WIDTH="25%">02/07/2013 14:12:29</TD> <TD WIDTH="50%">1000 (Biblical Archaeology)</TD> <TD WIDTH="25%"><A href ="../../Notes/Notes_2/Notes_268.htm">Theo Todman's Blog</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></center> <hr><h3>Summary of Note Links from this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#e6ecff" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_741.htm"><span title="Plug Note - With Reading List">Awaiting Attention (Blog)</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <BR><HR><BR><h3>Summary of Note Links to this Page</h3> <CENTER> <TABLE Class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR> <td bgcolor="#b3ffb3" WIDTH="20%"><A href = "../../Notes/Notes_2/Notes_268.htm#5"><span title="High Quality">Theo Todman's Blog</span></A></TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> <TD WIDTH="20%">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P class = "Centered">To access information, click on one of the links in the table above.</P> <a name="ColourConventions"></a><br><hr><br><h3 class = "Left">Text Colour Conventions</h3><OL TYPE="1"><li><FONT COLOR = "000000">Black</FONT>: Printable Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li><li><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL><BR> <center><BR><HR><BR><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950><TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD><TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD><TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-06T09:52" pubdate>06/08/2018 09:52:14</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD><TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD><TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD></TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR></BODY></HTML>