More on the ‘Jesus Family Tomb’: So What Does The 1:600 Statistic Actually Mean?

This post gives a mathematician’s perspective on the question. It turns out that the 1:600 statistic doesn’t make anywhere near as impressive a claim as the media would generally suggest it does.

Quelle surprise!

Update: Mark Goodacre follows up with some further comments.

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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