Judeo-Christian Origins
HistoryTec is open to working on any worthwhile project in the general area of Judeo-Christian Origins.  
However, to date, the work in this area has been centered on the so-called "Talpiot Tomb" or questions
that derive from the study of this tomb.
It has been hypothesized that this tomb from the East
Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem may have been the burial location of members of the clan the biblical Jesus.  Furthermore it has been suggested that this tomb could even have been the burial site of the the biblical Jesus after his body was removed from a temporary tomb near his crucifixion site.

Examples of work in this area include:

Please contact us if you would like to discuss a potential project with us.   

Sample Reports

Did the set of names from the Talpiot tomb arise by chance?  March 8, 2010

The Talpiot Tomb: What are the Odds? August 31, 2009

The James Ossuary in Talpiot : More about Probability? April 6, 2015

                       What do we mean by Judeo-Christian Origins?

Wikipedia states that "the term 'Judeo-Christian' groups Judaism and Christianity, either in reference to
their common origin in Late Antiquity or due to perceived parallels or commonalities shared between the
two traditions".  This is a somewhat useful definition for our purposes.  

However, we want to be clear that for
our purposes when we use the term "Judeo-Christian Origins we
are referring to the very earliest periods when the term Judeo-Christian might apply.  That is, we are
focused on the period beginning with the life of the biblical Jesus through the time when the canonical
and some major non-canonical gospels were written

It is the editorial position of HistoryTec that religious or theological explanations will NOT be used to
explain historical events. If readers detect any instances which appear to appeal to a religious explanation for historical events it is unintended.

One example could be in the use of the phrase "biblical Jesus".  This phrase is used frequently in our
work simply to convey to readers that we are talking about the Jesus who is the primary subject of the New Testament, not some other Jesus.  This could be a problem for some readers who see this reference as a tacit
agreement with how Jesus is characterized in the New Testament, which they feel gives us a limited and
obscured picture of the historical Jesus.

So to be clear,  HistoryTec makes the following assumptions about the "biblical Jesus":