Another fantastic post you’ll want to check out! And the chart (you’ll have to go visit Bob’s blog to see it) is outstanding. Charts make for great tools, particularly when you need to show someone’s logical leaps. This snippet is particularly important:
I have no problem with Dr. Tabor’s argument that the “sign of Jonah” and the iconography of a “great fish” are symbolic of resurrection. None whatsoever. It has much merit. The problem is, we simply don’t have fish or the “sign of Jonah” in the “Patio Tomb,” not with the iconography, not with the inscription. And with the recent appeals to parallels with tropical fish, I’m afraid all we’re now at the moment where Fonzy “jumps the shark,” only in this case, it’s a tropical fish, thereby signalling the beginning of the end of this entire ordeal.
Now go read the rest!
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