Skip to comments.Christ's disciples' remains 'discovered'
Posted on 03/04/2012 5:06:29 AM PST by Renfield
An amateur archaeologist and film maker claims to have identified what could be the remains of some of Christ's 12 disciples in a first century burial chamber buried beneath a block of flats in Jerusalem.
A team led by Simcha Jacobovic, a Canadian documentary director, used a robot to photograph a number of limestone burial caskets, found below a block of flats, which may provide an unprecedented glimpse into Christianity's earliest days.
But the potential significance of the discovery is almost certain to be overshadowed by controversy, with Mr Jacobovic using it as new evidence to bolster his widely disputed claims to have identified the bones of Christ and his family at a nearby burial site.
The caskets, known as ossuaries, were inscribed with what some independent experts said could plausibly be the earliest Christian iconography ever documented...
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There are no bones of Christ. He is risen!
Ishtar...ugh, I mean EASTER must be coming.
Hey, make sure the Catholic church hears about this. They could carve up those remains into literally thousands of fragments and distribute them around the world to all their churches so that parishioners can pray to them.
Simcha Jacobovic has some interesting ideas but (A) I think some of his interpretations are, to put it kindly, unlikely and (B) he’s heavily biased toward his own Judaism such that he favors interpretations that favor showing Judaism is accurate but, again to put it kindly, applies a different standard to Christian evidence, favoring interpretations that show Christianity is inaccurate. I don’t dislike him and like some of his ideas about historical Judaism, but I’m far more skeptical about his pronouncements about Christianity, including this one.
Amateur is right. He only gets publicity from the fake “history” type TV channels. And after 200 years of intensive archeology isn’t it strange that nearly every year he has a new “find” to debunk Christianity?
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