I mentioned recently the Correction in Identifying one of the Talpiot Tomb B Ossuaries after I had drawn attention to anomalies in the captioning and discussion of photographs in James Tabor's Preliminary Report. But now there is more. I had been puzzled by the description of Ossuary 4 in kokh 2, on the Jesus Discovery website, as "Plain". Here is a close-up of the relevant section on the original page, drawing attention to the description of ossuary 4 as "plain":
|Excerpt from "Complete Findings", describing Ossuary 4 as "plain"|
I could not see how ossuary 4 could be described as "plain". Here is the excerpt from my earlier post:
Ossuary 4 is described in the Complete Findings as "Plain (Not fully explored)", which conflicts with the idea that it is "ornamented" ("Preliminary Report", 14). If the 1981 photo above is of Ossuary 4, there is no question that it is ornamented. Here is the detail of the façade as we see it above:
. . . . And while it is described as "plain" in one place, it is described as "ornamented" in another.
Well, I recently noticed that the Complete Findings page on the Jesus Discovery Website has been adjusted apparently to take account of my criticism:
|Excerpt from the "Complete Findings", describing ossuary 4 as "highly decorated"|
The same ossuary is now described as "highly decorated". I am grateful to whoever made the change for taking account of my comments. They do not acknowledge me or my observation and they do not make any note on the site that they have made these changes but I am pleased to see that on this occasion blog criticisms are apparently making an impact, albeit an unacknowledged one.