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I've found the coffin of Jesus, says film director
This Is London ^ | 25.02.07 | Staff

Posted on 02/26/2007 12:47:38 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182

The Lost Tomb of Jesus, made for the Discovery Channel, will be shown in the U.S. this week and later in Britain by Channel 4.

Today, Cameron is holding a press conference on what he describes as 'one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time'.

Crucially, he is not denying the resurrection - as there were no bones in the caskets.

But the £2million film still strikes at the foundation of Christianity in the same manner as the novel The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, in claiming that Jesus married and had a family.

His theory, which has already met with derision from experts, centres on a tomb found in the Talpiot suburb in 1980. Inside, archaeologists found ten coffins, or caskets for bones, and three skulls.

Six had names etched into them, which were translated as Jesus son of Joseph, Judah son of Jesus, Maria, Mariamne (thought to be Mary Magdalene's real name), Joseph and Matthew.

At the time the inscriptions provoked little interest. The Israeli Antiquities Authority said the names were common at the time.

A connection to the holy family was not made until 15 years later, when a film crew stumbled across the collection in a storeroom.

Though the bones had long since been reburied elsewhere, as was the custom, tiny traces of DNA left in the caskets were tested.

The results for the coffins labelled Jesus and Mariamne showed the two were not related by blood, leading Cameron and his team to conclude they were married.

The film's Israeli director, Simcha Jacobovici, said: 'Either this cluster-of names represents the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family.

'Or some other family, with this very same constellation of names, existed at precisely the same time in history in Jerusalem.'

The idea that Mary Magdalene had a child with Jesus was the main theme of The Da Vinci Code. The book claimed their union was kept secret in a church conspiracy.

The location of Cameron's conference is being kept secret until the last moment to stop crowds trying to see the artefacts. The cave in which they were found has also been put under armed guard.

However, the archaeologist who oversaw the work at the tomb described the theory as 'nonsense'.

Amos Kloner said the names found on the coffins had been found in tombs before, adding: 'It makes a great story for a TV film, but it's impossible.

'Jesus and his relatives were a Galilee family with no ties in Jerusalem. The Talpiot tomb belonged to a middle-class family from the first century.'


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cameron; godsgravesglyphs; jamescameron; jamesossuary; jerusalem; jesus; jesustomb; simchajacobovici; talpiot
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Cameron knows how hype, but does he have a clue here?
1 posted on 02/26/2007 12:47:40 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Jesus was too smart to get married.


2 posted on 02/26/2007 12:49:18 PM PST by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Crucially, he is not denying the resurrection - as there were no bones in the caskets.

This is actually different than the last article posted suggested.

3 posted on 02/26/2007 12:49:53 PM PST by RockinRight (When Chuck Norris goes to bed at night, he checks under the bed for Jack Bauer.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I've found the coffin of Jesus, says film director

Right, and I've found the virginity of Kirsten Dunst.

4 posted on 02/26/2007 12:51:02 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: RockinRight

Big woop . I found his sandals.


5 posted on 02/26/2007 12:51:02 PM PST by fantom
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To: everyone

Why is this lunatic getting the time of day?


6 posted on 02/26/2007 12:53:04 PM PST by Marie2 (I used to be disgusted. . .now I try to be amused.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If riches could buy brains, Cameron wouldn't have made this movie; since they can't, he did.


7 posted on 02/26/2007 12:55:09 PM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: JennysCool

That is one of the all time best lines I have ever seen on FR.

Thanks for the laugh - man oh man - that was excellent.


8 posted on 02/26/2007 12:55:56 PM PST by Jake The Goose
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Satan first plants seeds of doubt.....


9 posted on 02/26/2007 12:56:26 PM PST by Suzy Quzy
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To: Marie2
Because his is a part of the rest of the lunatic fringe of Hollywood ( Follywood ).
10 posted on 02/26/2007 12:56:50 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Just because there are names on the caskets doesn't mean anything...by the same logic the Hitler Diaries said Hitler right on the front cover so they must have been real.


11 posted on 02/26/2007 12:57:31 PM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: Marie2
Why is this lunatic getting the time of day?

Because most of the "reporters" working in the Left Wing Media hope to destroy Christianity, which is a reproach to their lifestyles and agendas. That's why we get waves of this junk every Christmas, Lent, and Easter.

12 posted on 02/26/2007 12:58:04 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He got someone's interest - there are at least 16 posts of it here on FR


13 posted on 02/26/2007 12:58:41 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Big deal, when I went to Mexico I found ten of them in the first twenty feet inside the cemetary gate...


14 posted on 02/26/2007 1:00:05 PM PST by LambSlave (If you have to ask permission, it is not a right.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Can you imagine the out cry by muzzies, if this film was about Moohammad?


15 posted on 02/26/2007 1:01:31 PM PST by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
The Israeli Antiquities Authority said the names were common at the time.
A connection to the holy family was not made until 15 years later, when a film crew stumbled across the collection

Let's see - the ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY says it's no big deal, but then a FILM CREW comes along, and "discovers" it.

Who to believe..... who to believe....

16 posted on 02/26/2007 1:03:58 PM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: snarks_when_bored
If riches could buy brains, ....

If his brains were gasoline, they wouldn't run an ants go-cart around a BB.

17 posted on 02/26/2007 1:04:51 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (No more rhyming, and I mean it! ..Anybody want a peanut.....)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

By any standard, Cameron's a schmuck. He's betting against the beliefs of over 2 billion people, and if he's wrong, a bet that has eternal consequence let alone the wrath of the mortals he risks upsetting.


18 posted on 02/26/2007 1:05:35 PM PST by Gene Eric
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I can find the coffin of Jesus in virtually any Mexican graveyard.


19 posted on 02/26/2007 1:06:06 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Could you imagine what would happen if someone went out and made a documentary that questioned the Muslim faith???
20 posted on 02/26/2007 1:08:15 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: cripplecreek
I can find the coffin of Jesus in virtually any Mexican graveyard.

I bet I could sell it on E-Bay!

21 posted on 02/26/2007 1:09:49 PM PST by txroadkill
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To: Anti-Bubba182
But the £2million film still strikes at the foundation of Christianity in the same manner as the novel The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, in claiming that Jesus married and had a family.

Interesting that they compare this "finding" to a fictional book.

22 posted on 02/26/2007 1:10:19 PM PST by al_c
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Doesn't anyone recall the St James Ossuary scandal? It wasn't that long ago.


23 posted on 02/26/2007 1:22:40 PM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Cameron's "king of the world".


The "other" King of the World...

24 posted on 02/26/2007 1:25:12 PM PST by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Wish somebody could find America's Right Wing..
Since 1992/4 they have disappeared..vanished..
25 posted on 02/26/2007 1:26:02 PM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: Gene Eric

And yet how many of those 2 billion will watch it?
People, no matter how good a christian will watch or read anything. The argument being "how can I refute it if I haven't seen it myself?". While that may certainly be true, people are making heretics like this millionaires several times over, and the amount that any show it watched - be it on tv or in a theater- is counted, as are how many copies of a book are bought, or even taken out at the library.
Want to say this is fertilizer? Don't watch it, with low ratings it will soon disappear. Don't read it. The publisher isn't going to make oddles of re-prints if there isn't a market for something.

Of course this is just my opinion.


26 posted on 02/26/2007 1:34:30 PM PST by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: timsbella

What these scams deliberately omit is common human nature. Those who are beloved and respected by millions tend to lead to lots of children being named after them. It stands to reason that others would be named after Jesus around that time in that region.


27 posted on 02/26/2007 1:37:44 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

At the time the inscriptions provoked little interest. The Israeli Antiquities Authority said the names were common at the time.

I think it is rubbish.


28 posted on 02/26/2007 1:39:09 PM PST by stockpirate (Democratic approach to Iraq would "validate the al-Qaeda strategy,")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

He's dead???

29 posted on 02/26/2007 1:39:53 PM PST by Rutles4Ever (Ubi Petrus, ibi ecclesia, et ubi ecclesia vita eterna)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This story alone tears his premise apart.


30 posted on 02/26/2007 1:40:37 PM PST by stockpirate (Democratic approach to Iraq would "validate the al-Qaeda strategy,")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Coffin? There was no coffin for Jesus in the Bible.


31 posted on 02/26/2007 1:41:08 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Anti-Bubba182

If all the authorities in the world said it was true, it still would not be true. There is only one ultimate authority and that is God. He decides what is true. We don't.


32 posted on 02/26/2007 1:41:13 PM PST by Faith
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To: cripplecreek
<> In my daughter's Hebrew school class, four of the five boys are Jacob. What concerns me is the chap Cameron (who I don't care a fig about) is working with - Simcha Jacobovici. He's gone out on a limb and done some interesting work such as Quest for the Lost Tribes. He's a Rabbi and looks to bring people together. This is highly divisive and makes no sense.
33 posted on 02/26/2007 1:41:55 PM PST by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada! (Steve's won my vote in the meantime))
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Another research funded by the Wahabi to discredit Christianity.


34 posted on 02/26/2007 1:44:49 PM PST by hfartalot
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I've found the coffin of Jesus, says film director

Cameron, if you're reading this please FreepMail me. I recently also had an amazing discovery, i.e. that I am the Pope, so of course I would expect to be included in on the film's box office receipts.

35 posted on 02/26/2007 1:49:59 PM PST by AmericaUnited
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To: theDentist

About 16 years ago I was in the former Yugoslavia with my younger sister on a tour of an old city. In one church, the tourguide showed the group a glass case that contained "Jesus' diapers".

I turned to my sister and said, "Holy Sh!t!"


36 posted on 02/26/2007 1:50:18 PM PST by Explorer89 (Join Myself!!! End reflexive pronoun abuse!)
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To: Jake The Goose

Always happy to lighten up a Monday! :-)


37 posted on 02/26/2007 1:52:48 PM PST by JennysCool ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -Mencken)
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To: timsbella
Simcha Jacobovici. He's gone out on a limb and done some interesting work such as Quest for the Lost Tribes.

Was this the guy who put together documentary where he went to places like Afghanistan to find the lost tribes?

38 posted on 02/26/2007 1:52:50 PM PST by frogjerk (REUTERS: We give smoke and mirrors a bad name)
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To: txroadkill
Could you imagine what would happen if someone went out and made a documentary that questioned the Muslim faith??? Theo Van Gogh won't be making a sequel.
39 posted on 02/26/2007 1:53:16 PM PST by sbMKE
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But the £2million film still strikes at the foundation of Christianity...

I'm not a bettin' man, but I think Jesus can take the heat.

40 posted on 02/26/2007 1:54:09 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (RINO - Rudy Is Number One)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Should be big enough to hold the remains of his career.


41 posted on 02/26/2007 1:55:02 PM PST by william clark (DH4WH - Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: txroadkill

I'm sure it would be to die for.


42 posted on 02/26/2007 1:57:09 PM PST by Sue Perkick (...what I was born to do, don't have to think it through.....)
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To: JennysCool

Please visit the AOL Poll now.


43 posted on 02/26/2007 2:00:09 PM PST by Bitsy
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To: Anti-Bubba182; Gamecock; Alex Murphy; wmfights; Blogger; 1000 silverlings; xzins; P-Marlowe; ...
However, the archaeologist who oversaw the work at the tomb described the theory as 'nonsense'.

Amos Kloner said the names found on the coffins had been found in tombs before, adding: 'It makes a great story for a TV film, but it's impossible.

'Jesus and his relatives were a Galilee family with no ties in Jerusalem. The Talpiot tomb belonged to a middle-class family from the first century.'

Cameron won't let facts derail his agenda.

44 posted on 02/26/2007 2:02:08 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Shadowstrike
I'll probably watch it. I find archaeology interesting. Whatever he has found, I suspect it is a family who wanted to emulate Christ and named their children after his family...not very unusual, it will be interesting and informational.

I'm not threatened by this kind of crap. As a Christian, I expect to be the target of much worse than this pitiful attempt. Just break out the popcorn and enjoy the show. His Titanic movie was mildly amusing.
45 posted on 02/26/2007 2:02:41 PM PST by Sudetenland
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To: Invincibly Ignorant; Between the Lines
However, the archaeologist who oversaw the work at the tomb described the theory as 'nonsense'.

Amos Kloner said the names found on the coffins had been found in tombs before, adding: 'It makes a great story for a TV film, but it's impossible.

'Jesus and his relatives were a Galilee family with no ties in Jerusalem. The Talpiot tomb belonged to a middle-class family from the first century.'

46 posted on 02/26/2007 2:05:25 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Marie2

>>>Why is this lunatic getting the time of day?<<<

There are at least three things that will get you lots of air time from the left-wing media propaganda machine:

1) Bash Christianity
2) 'Prove' that Christianity is a fraud
3) Bash Christian leaders or leaders who claim to be Christian (e.g. Dobson, Bush, Santorum, etc.)


47 posted on 02/26/2007 2:07:06 PM PST by PhilipFreneau (God deliver our nation from the disease of liberalism!)
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To: txroadkill
Could you imagine what would happen if someone went out and made a documentary that questioned the Muslim faith???

Even a cartoon of who-know-who can get a person killed.

48 posted on 02/26/2007 2:08:33 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
A connection to the holy family was not made until 15 years later, when a film crew stumbled across the collection in a storeroom.

Yep, film crews commonly skulk about in warehouses filled with Jewish antiquities.

Happens all the time.

49 posted on 02/26/2007 2:14:14 PM PST by Charles Martel (Liberals are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Marie2

This is marketing. The MSM reports marketing press releases as news.


50 posted on 02/26/2007 2:17:17 PM PST by RightWhale (300 miles north of Big Wild Life)
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