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Jesusí burial site found - film claims
YNET NEWS ^ | 02.23.07 | Ariella Ringel-Hoffman

Posted on 02/23/2007 10:54:39 AM PST by John Philoponus

Jesus’ burial site found - film claims

New film documents discovery of Jerusalem cave containing ten caskets believed to hold remains of Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene and others

Ariella Ringel-Hoffman Published: 02.23.07, 10:26 / Israel Culture

The cave in which Jesus Christ was buried has been found in Jerusalem, claim the makers of a new documentary film.

If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history.

The coffins which, according to the filmmakers held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene will be displayed for the first timeon Monday in New York.

Jointly produced by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and Oscar winning director James Cameron, the film tells the exciting and tortuous story of the archeological discovery.

The story starts in 1980 in Jerusalem’s Talpiyot neighborhood, with the discovery of a 2,000 year old cave containing ten coffins. Six of the ten coffins were carved with inscriptions reading the names: Jesua son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Matthew, Jofa (Joseph, identified as Jesus’ brother), Judah son of Jesua (Jesus’ son - the filmmakers claim).

Decades of research

The findings in the cave, including the decipherment of the inscriptions, were first revealed about ten years ago by internationally renowned Israeli archeologist Professor Amos Kloner.

Since their discovery, the caskets were kept in the Israeli Antiquities Authority archive in Beit Shemesh, but now two have been sent to New York for their first public exhibition.

Although the cave was discovered nearly 30 years ago and the casket inscriptions decoded ten years ago, the filmmakers are the first to establish that the cave was in fact the burial site of Jesus and his family.

The film, which documents the stages of the discovery, is the result of three years labor and research. It will be broadcast on the international Discovery Channel, Britain's Channel 4, Canada’s Vision and Israel’s Channel 8, which also took part in the film's production.

According to the filmmakers, the film’s claim is based on close work with world-famous scientists, archeologists, statisticians, DNA specialists and antiquities experts.


TOPICS: Current Events; History; Skeptics/Seekers; Theology
KEYWORDS: amoskloner; antichristian; archeology; cameron; christianity; christians; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; history; jacobovici; jamescameron; jerusalem; jesus; jesusson; jesustomb; kloner; letshavejerusalem; simchajacobovici; talpiot; whereisyourgodnow
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To: John Philoponus

>> If it proves true, the discovery, which will be revealed at a press conference in New York Monday, could shake up the Christian world as one of the most significant archeological finds in history. <<

If Shiite-radical coral polyps build a spaceship so they can mine Pluto for Froot Loops for their annual Bob Hope look-alike contest, it might also shake up the Christian world.


21 posted on 02/23/2007 1:51:37 PM PST by dangus
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To: ZGuy

>> The seventh casket said "Floyd" but the historians figured it must have been a typo. <<

I dunno. I had a friend who thought David Gilmore (of "Pink Floyd") was God.


22 posted on 02/23/2007 1:53:47 PM PST by dangus
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To: John Philoponus

Here lies Jesus, Mary, Mary, Matthew, Jofa, Juda, and the guy who died in George W. Bush's place in VietNam.


23 posted on 02/23/2007 1:56:14 PM PST by dangus
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To: John Philoponus
Although the cave was discovered nearly 30 years ago and the casket inscriptions decoded ten years ago, the filmmakers are the first to establish that the cave was in fact the burial site of Jesus and his family.

If there's a "whacko conspiracy pinglist" out there, I want to be on it!

24 posted on 02/23/2007 3:20:36 PM PST by Alex Murphy
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To: John Philoponus

I here you there my brother, they said in the article the cave has been know for 30 years and have been decifering the inscriptions for ten? give me a break! And now they are gonna propagandise this rubbish just like evolutionists! Why havent they let everyone see this "so called" evidence long before now and they have been hiding it in Israeli athourty? I smell absolute fraud in the making!!!!


25 posted on 02/23/2007 4:29:46 PM PST by Wakeup Sleeper
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To: siunevada

How could it take ten years to figure the inscriptions out thats ridiculous!


26 posted on 02/23/2007 4:39:20 PM PST by Wakeup Sleeper
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To: John Philoponus

You can always tell when Easter is getting near. The 'Jesus was only a man and didn't rise from the dead' crowd comes out of the woodwork.


27 posted on 02/23/2007 10:31:58 PM PST by Between the Lines (I am very cognizant of my fallibility, sinfulness, and other limitations. So should you.)
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To: Between the Lines

That's been the "M.O." for as long as I can remember.


28 posted on 02/25/2007 5:26:19 PM PST by olddemocrat
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