Skip to comments.Christ 'Coffin' Empty (Review of “Lost Tomb of Jesus”: Al Capone’s vault has met it’s match)
Posted on 02/28/2007 7:58:26 AM PST by dead
AL Capone's vault has met its match.
I'm no scientist, but after watching a bunch of people who are scientists sift through the dust and bones of a 2000-year-old family burial chamber in Jerusalem, I have to offer this unscientific conclusion: There ain't no way them bones belong to Jesus.
Or, if they are his bones, they don't come anywhere near proving it in "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," the Discovery Channel documentary that is supposed to rock Christianity to its very foundations.
Well, I have some good news for Christianity: Your foundations are safe.
Why were they going to be rocked in the first place? Because if the bones turned out to be Jesus', then the long-held Christian belief that he was resurrected bodily from his grave would have to be reconsidered - perhaps limited to a resurrection that was "merely" spiritual in nature.
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Laboratories from Israel to Ontario were enlisted to analyze genetic material from old bones and train "electron microprobes" on tiny mounds of patina scraped from the sides of the limestone bone boxes (called "ossuaries").
The tests were aimed at determining if the bones belonged to people who were related to each other and whether the ossuaries came out of the same cave. FYI: The results varied.
The whole process began when scholars realized that the names inscribed on these particular ossuaries mirrored those of the known (or suspected) members of Jesus' family.
What are the odds that this group of people with names common to their place and time were the family of Jesus Christ?
Despite the best efforts of a statistician recruited to stand up the show's hypothesis, the odds remain long indeed.
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more anti-Christian propaganda...
That is the funniest picture ever. Thanks for a great laugh.
Imagine the Discovery Channel trying to attack Christianity. Just shocking...
Maybe Jimmy Hoffa.
"I found the tomb of Alexander the Great"
"Big deal. Someone already found it"
"What? You found the tomb of Jesus?"
"Huh? Oh yeah, I found Jesus' tomb. And Mary. And Marvin"
"Jesus' son. Marvin"
"Marvin is not a Biblical name"
"Oh, sorry. It was smudged. It was uhh...er...Judas!!"
"Judas?? He named His son after His betrayer?"
"Huh? Oh, no. That was a big..uh..mix up. Entrapment. That's it".
"Hey, Jesus was inscribed with a Sharpie".
Jimmy Hoffa just went home. It was all explained in a documentary called "Men in Black".
All they have to do to establish paternity is to get some DNA from his Father. I'd love to see that process.
Not neccessarily; perhaps the empty ossuary was symbolic of the ressurrection at the time of its placement in the tomb. Who knows what the thinking was at that time of those involved in this burial. The finding of these items does in no way prove, either possitively or negatively, anything about Jesus Christ.
It is either just a coincidence or further addition to the mystery.
When are they going to do a documentary about the wives of Muhammed, including the 7 year old girl he was "married" to?
If James Cameron had done a documentary about Islam,
the islamofascists would already have beheaded this fool.
"But the Da Vinci Code said that Jesus had a daughter!"
"Well, the name on that coffin must be 'Judy' instead of Judas"
"Hey, does this mean the Koran is wrong about prophet Jesus/Isa being taken up to Allah?"
(sound of crickets chirping)
Cool pic! Imagine idiots expecting to find remains in what they think is Jesus' tomb. DUH!
Can we get the Heinekin looter guy in the picture too?
Which is dustier, the two thousand year old tomb, or the empty space between the scientists ears? These self-absorbed academics need to get their elitist noses out of the dark and dirty world, and spend some time in the Bible and appreciate the real light. Enjoy some SONshine!
Obviously, none of us has seen it, so I will watch and judge the conclusions for myself, but...
From what I have read, here are things that I already question:
This tomb was discovered almost 30 years ago, and I'm suspicious that all of a sudden it's big news. If this is really so remarkable then I think we would have heard something sooner.
The inscriptions are in different languages.
They claim it's Mary Magdalene but that's not what the inscriptions says. It uses the form of Mary used to refer to Magdalene, and then tack on this 'e Mara' (the Master) which depicts a whole other side to Mary than depicted in the Bible, and it's just too convenient.
I'm suspicious of an ossuary that gives a Title to a female unless they can show plenty of other evidence of female's being identified in tombs with Titles.
Jose is not identified as the son of Josef on the ossuaries and neither is Mattiu, but Jesus is and so is Yaaqov. So, why assume that they were all brothers, when only 2 ossuaries indicate siblings.
Apparently they haven't done DNA testing on all the remains, so I just don't see what they think they have that proves anything. Other than the remains of Jesus and the remains of Mariamene supposedly show that they are not related, and I guess you might assume that Mariamene was the wife of somebody in that tomb.
They guy who managed the excavation of this site says 'nothing to see here' meaning he doesn't see any significance to the cluster of names, and says this tomb is a middle class family from Jerusalem, not a family from Galilee.
The hype of this discovery obviously is gonna receive backlash from Christians, but it's gonna get even harher remarks from people who might have an open mind because the claims they are making in advertising this are extremely misleading.
It's gonna fall on its face like that Discovery Channel's most recent Al Capone Vault documentary they did which hyped the discovery of the real Atlantis. How many of you were taken along for that 2-hour ride to nowhere?