Skip to comments.I've found the coffin of Jesus, says film director
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.'
Jesus was too smart to get married.
This is actually different than the last article posted suggested.
Right, and I've found the virginity of Kirsten Dunst.
Big woop . I found his sandals.
Why is this lunatic getting the time of day?
If riches could buy brains, Cameron wouldn't have made this movie; since they can't, he did.
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.
Satan first plants seeds of doubt.....
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.
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.
He got someone's interest - there are at least 16 posts of it here on FR
Big deal, when I went to Mexico I found ten of them in the first twenty feet inside the cemetary gate...
Can you imagine the out cry by muzzies, if this film was about Moohammad?
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....
If his brains were gasoline, they wouldn't run an ants go-cart around a BB.
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.
I can find the coffin of Jesus in virtually any Mexican graveyard.