Darrel Bock has written up a critique of the “Coffin of Jesus” discovery being promoted by James Cameron, the director of the film Titanic.
Bock, who served as a consultant on the most recent project, and who has actually seen the film, has ten different points where he raises objections to the claims being made:
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Hollywood Hype: The Oscars and Jesus’ Family Tomb, What Do They Share? | Bock’s Blog ” href=”http://dev.bible.org/bock/node/106″>
Hollywood Hype: The Oscars and Jesus’ Family Tomb, What Do They Share?.
Today we have the battle of the hype: the Oscars versus the release of the family tomb of Jesus story. The tomb is an old story now being recycled in an effort to make far more of it than the evidence really requires. I was allowed to see a version of the story to air in March, but had to agree to a non-disclosure. I also wrote a summary report on it, some of the concepts I will now share on this blog, since I can now talk. There is no need to fear such discussions. The same evidence is there for all of us. We all want to discover the truth.
The key claims depend on numerous assumptions, cherry-picked evidence, if you wish.
The article over at Bible.org is worth the read…