Jesus Tomb Controversy Erupts…Again

Last week I reported on Time’s coverage of a recent conference about the alleged ‘Tomb of Jesus’. Biblical Archaeology has extended coverage of not only these latest developments, but also a controversy which erupted in the wake of the event:

…most of the conference attendees felt that the Talpiot tomb was unlikely to have been the tomb of Jesus. Immediately after the event, however, Jacobovici issued a press release claiming that the conference had “vindicated” his program. Several conference participants then issued a statement to the contrary.

The BA website lists the correspondence and statements of all parties, so it provides quite a comprehensive round-up of the current state of this debate.