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  • Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014 [CHEESE!]

    12/30/2014 1:54:56 PM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | December 25, 2014 06:10am ET | by Megan Gannon, News Editor
    Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge's hidden monuments, Richard III's gruesome death and King Tut's mummified erection. From the discovery of an ancient tomb in Greece to the first evidence of Neanderthal art, here are 10 of Live Science's favorite archaeology stories of 2014. 1. An Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis [snip] 2. Stonehenge's secret monuments [snip] 3. A shipwreck under the World Trade Center [snip] 4. Richard III's twisted spine, kingly diet and family tree [snip] 5. A teenager in a "black hole" [snip] 6. Syria by satellite...
  • 1500-Year-Old Bible Discovered In Turkey Indicates Jesus Christ Was Not Crucified

    05/08/2014 11:33:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Latin Times ^ | 05/08/2014 | By Donovan Longo
    A 1500-year-old bible has been discovered in Turkey. Discovered in 2000, the book that contains purportedly the Gospel of Barnabas has been transferred by the Turkish government to the Ethnography Museum of Ankara with a police escort. Barnabas was a disciple of Christ, and in the work, claims that Jesus was not crucified, instead it says he ascended to heaven alive and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place. Furthermore, the 1500-year-old bible states that Jesus Christ was not the son of God, but simply a prophet who passed on the word of God. According to a report for The...
  • Ancient Text Reveals False Gospel

    09/25/2012 11:44:40 PM PDT · by GeronL · 38 replies
    Associated Posers ^ | 2-26-2012 | geonl
    (Associated Posers) - CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass, revealed this morning an ancient shred of papyrus. He announced that for the past 6 months this scrap of papyrus has been studied by some of the leading archaeologists. "Due to the controversial nature of the contents, we have been extremely meticulous and we have documented everything" Zahi Hawass said at the press conference held near his office "The paper, the ink and even the writing all point to the same result" Less than a week after another scrap of ancient text was falsely said to have...
  • Why the Singleness of Jesus Makes the Best Sense of the Historical Evidence

    09/23/2012 1:33:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2012 | Timothy Paul Jones
    ďIt is an embarrassing insight into human nature that the more fantastic the scenario, the more sensational is the promotion it receives and the more intense the faddish interest it attracts,Ē Roman Catholic scholar Raymond Brown wrote nearly three decades ago. ďPeople who would never bother reading a responsible analysis of the traditions about how Jesus was crucified, died, was buried, and rose from the dead are fascinated by the report of some Ďnew insightí to the effect he was not crucified or did not die, especially if his subsequent career involved running off with Mary Magdalene to India.Ē This...
  • Iran: Discovery will collapse Christianity

    05/25/2012 9:35:23 AM PDT · by null and void · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 5/21/12 | Reza Kahlili
    Iranís Basij Press is claiming a purported Gospel of Barnabas, discovered in 2000, will prove that Islam is the final and righteous religion, causing the collapse worldwide of Christianity. In the Barnabas text held by Turkey, chapter 41 states: ďGod has hidden himself as Archangel Michael ran them (Adam and Eve) out of heaven, (and) when Adam turned, he noticed that at top of the gateway to heaven, it was written ĎLa elah ela Allah, Mohamad rasool Allah,íĒ meaning Allah is the only God and Muhammad his prophet. According to the Barnabas Gospel in Turkeyís hands, Jesus was never crucified,...
  • Iran: Discovery will collapse Christianity [Barf Alert}

    05/24/2012 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 54 replies
    WND ^ | May 24, 2012 | Reza Kahlili
    Iranís Basij Press is claiming that a version of the Gospel of Barnabas, found in 2000, will prove that Islam is the final and righteous religion and the revelation will cause the collapse worldwide of Christianity Turkish authorities believe the text could be an authentic version of the Gospel of Barnabas, one of Jesusí apostles and an associate of the apostle Paul. This version of the Barnabas Gospel was written in the 5th or 6th century and it predicted the coming of the Prophet Mohammad and the religion of Islam, the Basij Press claims. The Christian world, it says, denies...
  • Secret £14million Bible in which 'Jesus predicts coming of Prophet Muhammad' unearthed in Turkey

    02/29/2012 9:13:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 02/28/2012
    A secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is claimed to want to see the 1,500-year-old book, which many say is the Gospel of Barnabas, that has been hidden by the Turkish state for the last 12 years. The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome, penned in Jesus' native Aramaic language, is said to contain his early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet's coming. The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation...
  • Secret £14million Bible in which 'Jesus predicts coming of Prophet Muhammad' unearthed in Turkey

    02/25/2012 11:40:31 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 66 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/25/2012 | Daily Mail
    A secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI is claimed to want to see the 1,500-year-old book, which many say is the Gospel of Barnabas, that has been hidden by the Turkish state for the last 12 years. The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome, penned in Jesus' native Aramaic language, is said to contain his early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet's coming.
  • 1500 year-old Ď Syriac Ď Bible found in Ankara, Turkey

    02/23/2012 2:20:02 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 3+ views
    National Turk ^ | February 23, 2012
    Ancient Bible in Aramaic dialected Syriac rediscovered in Turkey The relic was ‚Äėrediscovered‚Äô in the depositum of Ankaran Justice Palace, the ancient version of bible is believed to be written in Syriac, a dialect of the native language of Jesus. Ankara / Turkey ‚Äď The bible was already in custody of Turkish authorities after having been seized in 2000 in an operation in Mediterranean area in Turkey. The gang of smugglers had been charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations and the possession of explosives and went to trial. Turkish police testified in a court hearing they believe the manuscript...
  • Mohammed in the "Gospel" of Barnabas - ZOT for the Theologians

    07/17/2006 9:05:28 AM PDT · by parakletos · 3,619 replies · 13,640+ views
    The GREAT PROPHET MOHAMMED was mentioned by name in the forgotten gospel of Barnabas,who was one of the disciples of THE GREAT PROPHET JESUS CHRIST. The gospel is here: www.barnabas.net/ in the aforementioned site,make a search for the word "mohammed". heres a sample: from part 97 Then said the priest: `How shall the Messiah be called, and what sign shall reveal his coming?' Jesus answered: `The name of the Messiah is admirable, for God himself gave him the name when he had created his soul, and placed it in a celestial splendour. God said: "Wait Mohammed; for thy sake I...
  • Dissecting The Gnostic Gospels

    04/21/2006 12:27:08 PM PDT · by jennivinson · 4 replies · 345+ views
    1440 KEYS A Radio ^ | April 21, 2006 | Jenni Vinson Trejo
    Dissecting the Gnostic Gospels By Jenni Vinson Trejo April 21, 2006 During the third century, the Christian church cast out the writings of a heretic sect of ďChristiansĒ who claimed to be the keepers of knowledge, the Gnostics. These Gnostics claimed that they had found God within themselves and that they held the truth about God. The Gnostics wrote their own version of accounts regarding Jesus and his followers. They eventually had to bury their papyrus books to keep the Christian church from destroying them for being blasphemous. Those documents, discovered in 1946 at Nag Hammadi in Egypt, disclose a...
  • The Volatile Notion of a Married Jesus (George Stephanopoulos' Mom Objects)

    11/03/2003 8:03:28 PM PST · by Destro · 38 replies · 776+ views
    VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN ^ | November 3, 2003 | VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN
    The Volatile Notion of a Married Jesus By VIRGINIA HEFFERNAN Published: November 3, 2003 Half a dozen religious leaders joined David Westin, the president of ABC News, and others from the network and the press for lunch on the 22nd floor of ABC building on 66th Street in Manhattan late last week. Mr. Westin wore a sharp suit, as did some members of the clergy; others had dressed casually. Many were diffident. Some were quietly furious. Part symposium and part focus group, the meeting had been convened to discuss "Jesus, Mary and da Vinci," tonight's ABC News special; the show...
  • Ancient Box Supposedly Containing the Remains of Jesus' Brother Set for Public Display

    01/01/2014 3:47:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/01/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A 2,000-year-old burial box believed by some to contain the remains of James, the brother of Jesus Christ, is set to go on public display in Israel, after its owner was cleared of forgery. Oded Golan, the Israeli antiquities collector who owns the limestone burial box, insists that "this is the oldest evidence that mentions the name of Jesus Christ," according to a report in The Guardian. "There is no doubt that it's ancient, and the probability is that it belonged to the brother of Jesus Christ," he added. Golan was cleared by the Israeli Supreme Court of having forged...
  • Gospel of Jesusí Wife: Forgery Confirmed? [Contains Online Typo]

    10/14/2012 5:56:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    First Things ^ | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Anna Williams
    Gospel of Jesus‚Äô Wife: Forgery Confirmed? Thursday, October 11, 2012 Anna Williams In the weeks since Harvard historian Karen King unveiled the papyrus fragment¬†dubbed ‚ÄúThe Gospel of Jesus‚Äô Wife,‚ÄĚ evidence rapidly mounted that the scrap could be a forgery. The latest discovery: The fragment, which contains snippets from the¬†Coptic text of the Gospel of Thomas, replicates a small error found in an¬†online version of that text.Andrew Bernhard was, from what I understand, the first to suggest that the fragment was based on that version; he explains his findings in some detail¬†on his website¬†(PDF). Here‚Äôs the quick overview from Duke professor...
  • ĎGospel of Jesusí Wifeí Comes Under Suspicion of Forgery, Media Bury

    10/09/2012 9:03:39 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 17 replies
    Remember that scrap of papyrus the media were screaming about that claimed that Jesus had a wife? Scholars are lining up to dismiss it as a forgery. The Smithsonian Institute canceled its planned documentary on the subject after scholars expressed doubts about its authenticity. But the media, so quick to report on a scrap that CBS reporter Allen Pizzey argued ďchallenges the very foundation of Christian thinking,Ē werenít so eager to report on the mounting evidence that the scrap of papyrus was a forgery. The broadcast networks trumpeted the existence and import of the papyrus with breathless excitement. ABCís Elizabeth...
  • The Gospel of Jesusí Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was composed

    09/25/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT · by annalex · 27 replies
    markgoodacre.org ^ | 20 September 2012. | Francis Watson
    http://markgoodacre.org/Watson.pdf The Gospel of Jesusí Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was composed FRANCIS WATSON, Durham University, U.K, 20 September 2012. Email francis.watson@dur.ac.uk A gospel or gospel-fragment might be regarded as ďfakeĒ whether its author belongs to the ancient or the modern world. In both cases, the aim would be to persuade as many readers as possible to take the new text seriously Ė as a window onto unknown aspects of Jesusí life, or how it was perceived by his later followers. In her thorough and helpful analysis of the text that is coming to be known as the Gospel of...
  • The Forgery Trial of the Century Ends

    03/15/2012 12:04:58 PM PDT · by STD · 4 replies
    Bib Arch ^ | ē 03/15/2012 | Hershel Shanks
    Oded Golan Speaks Out on Forgery Trial Verdict Asserts purchasers of looted antiquities preserve valuable information Hershel Shanks ē 03/15/2012 After being acquitted of all forgery charges, Oded Golan responded by noting the important role that licensed collectors play by keeping artifacts documented and in Israel.
  • Two cleared of faking Jesus-era box

    03/15/2012 3:52:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    Seven years of trial, evidence from dozens of experts and a 475-page verdict has come no nearer to discovering whether the purported burial box of Jesus' brother James is authentic or a fake. A Jerusalem judge, citing reasonable doubt, acquitted Israeli collector Oded Golan, who was charged with forging the inscription on the box once hailed as the first physical link to Christ.
  • Date Set for James Ossuary Verdict

    03/05/2012 10:19:32 AM PST · by STD · 9 replies
    Biblical Archaeology ^ | 03/05/2012 | Biblical Archaeology Society Staff
    Date Set for James Ossuary Verdict Biblical Archaeology Society Staff ē 03/05/2012 The James Ossuary verdict will be announced on Wednesday, March 14th. As events unfold, check in with Bible History Daily for exclusive reporting and commentary.
  • The Wedding at Cana: Does Jesus Rebuke His Mother?

    01/16/2010 9:38:57 AM PST · by GonzoII · 42 replies · 1,347+ views
    adw.org ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Jesus and his mother Mary were at a wedding feast at Cana (as recorded in John 2). There is what seems to us a tense interaction between them. Mary observes that they have no more wine. And Jesus says to her, Woman, how does this concern of yours affect me? My hour has not yet come. (Jn 2:4). To modern English ears this response of Jesus seems terse and off-putting. Is Jesus annoyed by his motherís request? A little study of culture reveals that his repsonse ot his mother is not disrespectful but is in fact a sign of respect...