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Film claims discovery of nails from Jesus's cross
YahooNews.com ^ | 04/12/2011 | Ari Rabinovitch

Posted on 04/12/2011 10:18:26 AM PDT by OldDeckHand

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem?

And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory?

That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails of the Cross" by veteran investigator Simcha Jacobovici, which even before its release has prompted debate in the Holy Land.

The film follows three years of research during which Jacobovici presents his assertions -- some based on empirical data, others requiring much imagination and a leap of faith.

He hails the find as historic, but most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; History; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: christ; cross; nails; simchajacobovici; thenailsofthecross; tomb
One of the dozens of these kinds of "finds" in the last 50-years alone - FYI.
1 posted on 04/12/2011 10:18:28 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

After his trip to the Vatican, Martin Luther commented that he saw enough “nails from the cross” to shoe every horse in Europe.


2 posted on 04/12/2011 10:22:57 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: OldDeckHand
Interesting how these amazing artifacts always seem to go missing for a few decades and then end up in the hands of an antiques dealer in Egypt or Jordan...I had better check my basement to see what I can find!
3 posted on 04/12/2011 10:24:48 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

Folks will come out to Worship the Nails. Mankind is an idol factory - they will worship anything other than the Lord God unless there is a compulsion like Salvation to do so.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 10:29:21 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: circlecity
After his trip to the Vatican, Martin Luther commented that he saw enough “nails from the cross” to shoe every horse in Europe.

That's a lot of nails. Maybe the Romans used extra nails, because Jesus wouldn't stay on the cross?


5 posted on 04/12/2011 10:30:32 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Posting news feeds, making eyes bleed, he's hated on seven continents")
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To: sr4402
Folks will come out to Worship the Nails. Mankind is an idol factory - they will worship anything other than the Lord God unless there is a compulsion like Salvation to do so.

Very true. And very sad as well. People are always searching for something. It's evident everyday throughout the world.

6 posted on 04/12/2011 10:33:31 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: Alex Murphy

Thats Arnold after his 7th Mr. Olympia! I’m serious!


7 posted on 04/12/2011 10:38:05 AM PDT by freepguy
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To: April Lexington

...next on Pawn Stars! Will the old man make a deal for the divine nails?


8 posted on 04/12/2011 10:38:22 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: circlecity

>> After his trip to the Vatican, Martin Luther commented that he saw enough “nails from the cross” to shoe every horse in Europe. <<

Funny thing is, Luther never discovered that the Vatican wasn’t in Rome. That’s right: It’s across the river from the ancient city of Rome, making “Pilgrim’s Progress” and the phrase “crossing the Tiber” kinda funny.

Luther never went to Rome. He just needed every form of vicious slander Satan could dream up for him.

Now, Erasmus stated similarly that if every relic of the True Cross were really from the Cross, the Jews must’ve cleared every Cedar in the Forests of Lebanon. There are splinters of the cross in literally hundreds of churches. The splinters weigh a fraction of a gram, typically. The cross probably weighed 100 kg, or 100,000 grams. Luther was a slanderer; Erasmus was a fool.


9 posted on 04/12/2011 10:43:05 AM PDT by dangus
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To: OldDeckHand
Simcha Jacobovici

"The Naked Archaeologist" is kind of a fun program to watch occasionally.

10 posted on 04/12/2011 10:43:17 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: circlecity

Just fact-checking my previous statement, I found this:

“There is no abbey so poor as not to have a specimen. In some places there are large fragments, as at the Holy Chapel in Paris, at Poitiers, and at Rome, where a good-sized crucifix is said to have been made of it. In brief, if all the pieces that could be found were collected together, they would make a big ship-load. Yet the Gospel testifies that a single man was able to carry it.”
— Calvin, Traité Des Reliques.

Conflicting with this is the finding of Charles Rohault de Fleury, who, in his Mémoire sur les instruments de la Passion 1870 made a study of the relics in reference to the criticisms of Calvin and Erasmus. He drew up a catalogue of all known relics of the True Cross showing that, in spite of what various authors have claimed, the fragments of the Cross brought together again would not reach one-third that of a cross which has been supposed to have been three or four meters in height, with transverse branch of two meters wide, proportions not at all abnormal. He calculated: supposing the Cross to have been of pine-wood (based on his microscopic analysis of the fragments) and giving it a weight of about seventy-five kilograms, we find the original volume of the cross to be .178 cubic meters. The total known volume of known relics of the True Cross, according to his catalogue, amounts to approximately .004 cubic meters (more specifically 3,942,000 cubic millimeters), leaving a volume of .174 cubic meters lost, destroyed, or otherwise unaccounted for

(For the record, the Rohault wasn’t perfect, either: The splinters that have been found to have been olive, not pine.)


11 posted on 04/12/2011 10:48:23 AM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Luther’s battle against popery was a battle against Satan not for him.


12 posted on 04/12/2011 10:50:24 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: dangus
Three trees stood on a hill outside Jerusalem. They pondered their future. The first tree said, I wish to be made into a Treasure chest and hold the wealth of nations. The second tree said, I wish to be made into a mighty sailing ship and carry those kings across the ocean sea. The third said, I never want to be cut down. I want people to look up at my truck and branches and behold me. One day, three carpenters came to chop them down. The first said, I will take this tree and fashion a fine Treasure Chest. The first tree was overjoyed. The second woodsman said, I will fashion the planks for the ships that sail to Rome. The second tree was equally please. The third woodsman said, I will take this tree for stock in the Lumber Yard. The third tree was horrified. Some time later, the first tree lamented being a feed through in a manger for livestock. One night a Star shone into him, illuminating a child who had just been born. Kings came to worship the child. The first tree said, “This child is worth more than all the wealth of nations.” Some years later, the second tree lamented being a small fishing boat, where the smell from the years of fish sickened him. One day a storm was raised and the fishermen were afraid as he was. Till one of the men stood in the boat and said “be still”. And the storm and sea were calm. The second tree said, “There is no king of this world who can calm the sea with a word.” A short time later, the third tree was alarmed when soldiers grabbed his planks and nailed a man to him on a hill.............
13 posted on 04/12/2011 11:06:20 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

massgopguy, this answer isn’t to you, I’m just tacking onto the end of the last post!

The nails aren’t the issue...the man on the cross is. It never ceases to amaze me that people want to worship the relics and not God.


14 posted on 04/12/2011 11:13:03 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: OldDeckHand

Ya gotta love this stuff. I have the original pistol that Hitler shot himself with. I’d be willing to sell it for the right price, limited 2 per buyer. you must act quickly. For the first 100 buyers we will throw in the original poison capsule used by Eva Braun. (That is what discoveries like these remind me of.)


15 posted on 04/12/2011 11:14:54 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: OldDeckHand

Simcha is entertaining, but this is no subject for a schlockumentary.


16 posted on 04/12/2011 11:21:57 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: April Lexington

Yeah I needs to get busy making some ancient relics to sell myself.


17 posted on 04/12/2011 11:29:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: OldDeckHand

Nobody is worshiping the relics, the Catholics are in this regard smarter than the holy rollers mocking them.


18 posted on 04/12/2011 11:32:21 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: OldDeckHand
Lead plates, ossuaries, pomegranates and now “the actual nails”. There's always a shekel to be made from the hopeful.
19 posted on 04/12/2011 11:48:00 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

You don’t have any property in Arizona? Mayhaps with a nice ocean view?


20 posted on 04/12/2011 11:54:22 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: OldDeckHand

Perhaps Jacobovici should try to sell these nails at the Pawn Stars pawn shop in Vegas. They seem to have experts to verify most everything.


21 posted on 04/12/2011 12:17:43 PM PDT by The Great RJ (The Bill of Rights: Another bill members of Congress haven't read.)
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To: circlecity

>> Luther’s battle against popery was a battle against Satan not for him. <<

Yeah, that’s why he had to invent lies about visiting the Vatican, declare that one of the good things about war is that it helps thin out the peasantry, side with the Muslims until the Muslims were in Bavaria (then, strangely enough, he changed his mind when it was HIS home), preach genocide against the Jews, throw 15 books out of the bible (Protestants put 7 1/2 back in), and advocate deliberately sinning so as to get it out of your system.

And by the way, the reason he hated Catholicism was that he couldn’t stand incense. He was really seeking to rid the world of pot pourri.


22 posted on 04/12/2011 2:22:43 PM PDT by dangus
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"And by the way, the reason he hated Catholicism was that he couldn’t stand incense"

No, the real reason is because he was a Christian.

23 posted on 04/12/2011 2:26:12 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

OMG! That was joke! Pot pourri?! Incense? Popery?


24 posted on 04/12/2011 4:13:52 PM PDT by dangus
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To: dangus

Sorry it took you so long to pick up on it - I’ll try to dumb them down in the future.


25 posted on 04/12/2011 4:17:11 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Revolting cat!
Nobody is worshiping the relics, the Catholics are in this regard smarter than the holy rollers mocking them.

"For, God has committed to Mary ... all salvation." UBI PRIMAM 1848 Pope Pius IX

So Mary is your Salvation according to this Catholic Website. Can you tell me how she accomplished your Salvation?

26 posted on 04/13/2011 7:01:59 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: circlecity

No, My comment about pot pourri was a joke. Yours was a retarded bumper-sticker rant.


27 posted on 04/13/2011 7:49:12 AM PDT by dangus
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To: sr4402
>> "For, God has committed to Mary ... all salvation." UBI PRIMAM 1848 Pope Pius IX <<

>> So Mary is your Salvation according to this Catholic Website. Can you tell me how she accomplished your Salvation? <<

The context of that amazingly edited line is the Immaculate Conception. The Pope is making the case that it would be outrageous that Christ would be born to a sinner; Since Christ is the treasury of all good things, and Christ came into the world through her, then to her has been committed He who was treasury of all good things.

No doubt, the full context will make squeamish those who shy away from the church's exaltation of Mary, for the praise heaped upon her is certainly immoderate, but rightfully given the context:

No sooner had We been elevated to the sublime Chair of the Prince of the Apostles and undertook the government of the universal Church (not, indeed, because of Our own worthiness but by the hidden designs of Divine Providence) than We had the great consolation, Venerable Brethren, in recalling that, during the pontificate of Gregory XVI, Our Predecessor of happy memory, there was in the entire Catholic world a most ardent and wondrous revival of the desire that the most holy Mother of God—the beloved Mother of us all, the immaculate Virgin Mary—be finally declared by a solemn definition of the Church to have been conceived without the stain of original sin.

Both to Our Predecessor and to Us this most devout desire was clearly and unmistakably made manifest by the petitions of illustrious bishops, esteemed canonical chapters, and religious congregations, among whom was the renowned Order of Preachers. These appeals vied with one another in the insistent request that official permission be granted for the word Immaculate to be publicly used and be added to the sacred liturgy, particularly in the Preface of the Mass of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin. With the greatest delight, both Our Predecessor and We acceded to these requests.

3. Moreover, Venerable Brethren, many of you have sent letters to Our Predecessor and to Us begging, with repeated insistence and redoubled enthusiasm, that We define as a dogma of the Catholic Church that the most blessed Virgin Mary was conceived immaculate and free in every way of all taint of original sin.


28 posted on 04/13/2011 8:07:01 AM PDT by dangus
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You have not answered the question, How is Mary "All SALVATION"??

1) Mary said, in the Magnificat, "My soul rejoices in GOD MY SAVIOR". Only a sinner can say "MY SAVIOR". How do you explain this??.

2) The context of that amazingly edited line is the Immaculate Conception. The Pope is making the case that it would be outrageous that Christ would be born to a sinner; Since Christ is the treasury of all good things, and Christ came into the world through her, then to her has been committed He who was treasury of all good things.

Then you have to argue that Heli (Mary's Father according to the Apostle Luke) was not sinful either, nor his father, nor his ultimate father Adam.

No the only thing that takes away Sin is Believing UPON the Attonment of the Lord Jesus Christ on the CROSS Alone.

The Doctrine is BAD.

Also in the same document:

Her foot has crushed the head of Satan.

No, it is Christ that crushed the head of Satan, just as the prophesy said in Genesis "He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."

Notice the pronoun "HE" not "SHE"

The document makes Mary your Deliverer in all things "Mary, ever lovable and full of grace, always has delivered the Christian people from their greatest calamities and from the snares and assaults of all their enemies, ever rescuing them from ruin."

Whereas the Scriptures says that "Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34)"

This Doctrine takes Salvation, Mercy, Deliverance and goodness from God and gives it to Mary.

And then in 1950, the Doctrine was enhanced to take Her Sinlessly into Heaven; Thus magnifying her into a Goddess.

29 posted on 04/13/2011 9:11:12 AM PDT by sr4402
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>> You have not answered the question, How is Mary “All SALVATION”?? <<

Right. Because the question itself is based on a misreading. Since I demonstrated that the article states that Jesus is all salvation, and merely that Jesus was committed to Mary, why would I answer how Mary is all salvation. She’s not; the article states she’s not, and anyone reading the article instead of just proof-texting sentence fragments couldn’t possibly make that confusion.

>> Then you have to argue that Heli (Mary’s Father according to the Apostle Luke) was not sinful either, nor his father, nor his ultimate father Adam. <<

No, because unlike Jesus,

First, since Mary is not God, there is no desecration by her being born of a sinful person.

Second, Mary does not commit the act of her own birth; she was created through her conception, rather than Jesus who pre-existed and chose to enter into the world. Even though Joachim’s birth was unclean (Heli is Joseph’s father according to the apostle Luke), there was no sin of his own commission; his only sin was in the inheritance of the uncleanness of original sin.

>>>> Her foot has crushed the head of Satan. <<<<

>> No, it is Christ that crushed the head of Satan, just as the prophesy said in Genesis “He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.” <<

The reference is from Revelations 12.

>> The document makes Mary your Deliverer in all things “Mary, ever lovable and full of grace, always has delivered the Christian people from their greatest calamities and from the snares and assaults of all their enemies, ever rescuing them from ruin.” <<

>> Whereas the Scriptures says that “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the LORD delivers him out of them all. (Psalm 34)” <<

Stop quoting out of context. The passage very plainly states that God is the author. He worked THROUGH Mary.


30 posted on 04/13/2011 10:13:27 AM PDT by dangus
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First, since Mary is not God, there is no desecration by her being born of a sinful person.

She is a decendent of Adam and Romans 3 says "All have Sinned" and Romans 5 says of Adam that he brought "sin and death" to the entire race. The statement above denies the Doctrine of Original Sin. No the statement is made up of whole cloth.

I'm noting that every time I cite the relavent Scripture it is denied and it is obvious that doctrine is being used to over-ride the Scriptures.

All I can do is to present the Scriptures and contrast them with the documents. The rest is up to the Holy Spirit.

The Ubi Primam clearly states that "All Salvation" is Attributed to "Mary". Your statements have not proven otherwise. You have given no quotes, and no Scripture.

Know that there is Salvation in no one else but the Lord Jesus Christ and a personal faith upon Him for Salvation. Placing your faith in an Organization committed to Salvation in Mary will not lead to Salvation through her. Grace, Salvation, Healing, and much more come through him alone.

If you wish to discuss the Scriptures rationally and without preconceptions, I am willing to also, any time. Until then.

Adue.

31 posted on 04/13/2011 12:44:18 PM PDT by sr4402
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>> The Ubi Primam clearly states that “All Salvation” is Attributed to “Mary” <<

Are you serious? You can only put quotes around three words in your citation, and you say it clearly states so? You can’t give more than three words of context to uphold your assertion, and you’re picking on me for not providing quotes, when I provided three entire paragraphs of Ubi Primam?

>> I’m noting that every time I cite the relavent Scripture it is denied and it is obvious that doctrine is being used to over-ride the Scriptures. <<

You’re not quoting scripture, you’re misquoting Ubi Primam. By the way, you should read Charles Spurgeon’s commentary on the word translated as “all.” If “all have sinned” meant “every human has sinned,” he would be saying Jesus sinned. The bible uses “all” in many places where it doesn’t mean “every one” literally: “All of Jerusalem was upset,” “All of Gallilee came to see him,” “And with him, All of Judea.” In this case, Paul means Gentile and Jew alike. Read the whole chapter, not just three words.

O, and by the way, it’s “adieu.” It’s French for “to God.” Those French Catholics insist on crediting everything to God, and commending everyone to God. They don’t say “amarie.”


32 posted on 04/13/2011 1:18:53 PM PDT by dangus
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Are you serious? You can only put quotes around three words in your citation, and you say it clearly states so?

Yes, I am serious, because in the same sentance to Mary is also attributed "every grace" and "every hope". So you would be denying the "all salvation" but attributing "every hope, every grace ...".

This would also deal with your "all" argument not being "all" because in the same sentence "every" is used twice - once with "hope" and once with "grace". Therefore there is no ambiguity and "all" means "all" just as "every" means "every".

Nice Try

33 posted on 04/13/2011 5:43:24 PM PDT by sr4402
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