Skip to comments.Are these the nails used to crucify Jesus?
Posted on 04/12/2011 2:48:23 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Journalist Simcha Jacobovici believes that the nails discovered in a Jerusalem cave are revolutionary in their implications regarding the birth of Christianity.
The Peace Forest is a small grove of pines sandwiched between the Abu Tor neighborhood and main promenade in Jerusalem. Anyone walking along the road that snakes through the grove can see a green pipe rising from the ground and reaching a height of several meters.
This pipe, if journalist Simcha Jacobovici is to be believed, this is the physical tip of an archaeological detective story in the style of the Da Vinci Code.
And this pipe is the sole evidence of the burial cave discovered by chance while the road was being laid in 1990. Digging at the site uncovered two ossuaries (stone vessels in which the bones of the dead were placed, according to custom at the end of the period of the Second Temple). On one of the ossuaries is inscribed the name Caiaphas (in Hebrew Kayafa) and on the second Joseph son of Caiaphas.
The name Caiaphas is rare for the Second Temple era and in fact is totally unknown among archaeological finds. This allowed the digging detectives to say with confidence that the site is the burial cave of the family of Caiaphas, the Jerusalem high priest in Jesus' time and one of the primary antagonists in Christian scripture.
It was this Caiaphas who gave Jesus up to the Romans. He, along with Judas Iscariot, was the symbol of Jewish treachery, a denier of the truth and the de facto basis for Christian anti-Semitism.
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Tel Aviv University Professor Israel Hershkovitz holding the nails claimed to be used to crucify Jesus.Nir Kafri
I doubt it.
Call me back after the DNA is done.
Longinus is gonna be pissed.
WAY too small. Next.........
The Romans crucified tens of thousands of people over hundreds of years.
Making the huge leap that these are the nails from the crucifition of Jesus is a incredible leap. Incredible claims require incredible proof.
What, thread after thread about “Look, it’s the face of Jesus”. Now we’ve migrated to the nails? Yeah, right.
Wow, less than a minute. ;)
Hmmm, they do look familiar!
I doubt it, but, if they are or aren’t really doesn’t make a lot of difference. He’s risen and is not hanging on the cross anymore.
Notice, how you NEVER see stories about the face of Mohammed (the pederast, goat-molestor) appearing in oatmeal, cement, a sand dune, etc....
I remember a road lined for miles with crucified Christians in a story I’ve read???
of course they are! I have the hammer that goes with them. Old family heirloom....seriesly, it’s hugh.
As far as I am concerned, there is no basis for Christian anti-Semitism.
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Lots of Christ’s were crucified. How can they determine which Christ? And would Iron survive that long?