Statistical analysis of an archeological find

@article{Feuerverger2008StatisticalAO,
  title={Statistical analysis of an archeological find},
  author={A. Feuerverger},
  journal={The Annals of Applied Statistics},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={3-54}
}
  • A. Feuerverger
  • Published 2008
  • Mathematics
  • The Annals of Applied Statistics
In 1980, a burial tomb was unearthed in Jerusalem containing ossuaries (limestone coffins) bearing such inscriptions as Yeshua son of Yehosef, Marya, Yoseh-names which match those of New Testament (NT) figures. but were otherwise in common use. This paper discusses certain statistical aspects of authenticating or repudiating links between this find and the NT family. The available data are laid out, and we examine the distribution of names (onomasticon) of the era. An approach is proposed for… Expand
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