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  • Is There New Evidence That Jesus Had a Wife?

    04/14/2014 9:05:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 212 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/14/2014 | Michael Brown
    The internet has been abuzz with intriguing headlines announcing that scholars have determined that the so-called “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” papyrus is “authentic” and that there is “no forgery evidence” in the manuscript. What exactly does this mean? And should Christians be concerned that a new discovery might contradict the biblical account and undermine their faith? Actually, the report from scholars working with the Harvard Divinity School found that the manuscript is much younger than previously thought – in other words, it is even further removed from the time of the New Testament than scholars originally believed – meaning that,...
  • The "Gospel of Jesus' Wife" Is Most Likely Not a Modern Fake

    04/11/2014 6:35:46 AM PDT · by Renfield · 87 replies
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 4-10-2014 | Colin Schultz
    In 2012, Harvard researcher Karen King revealed the "Gospel of Jesus' Wife." A small piece of papyrus, the lightly worn document was written in Coptic Egyptian, with parts missing and ink faded, and didn't say much. But what it did say, wrote Ariel Sabar in Smithsonian Magazine two years ago was enough to “send jolts through the world of biblical scholarship—and beyond.” The fragment’s 33 words, scattered across 14 incomplete lines, leave a good deal to interpretation. But in King’s analysis, and as she argues in a forthcoming article in the Harvard Theological Review, the “wife” Jesus refers to is probably Mary Magdalene, and Jesus...
  • WAS ST. PETER IN ROME?

    10/28/2006 7:13:58 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 20 replies · 741+ views
    The archeological proof of the existence of St. Peters tomb under St. Peters basilica in Rome. "Nero...publicly announcing himself as the first among God's chief enemies, he was led on to the slaughter of the apostles. It is, therefore, recorded that Paul was beheaded in Rome itself, and that Peter likewise was crucified under Nero. This account of Peter and Paul is substantiated by the fact that their names are preserved in the cemeteries of that place even to the present day. It is confirmed likewise by Caius, a member of the Church, who arose under Zephyrinus, bishop of Rome...
  • Cameron: Jesus Not Carpenter, But Shop Owner

    02/27/2007 1:59:20 PM PST · by Brainhose · 30 replies · 557+ views
    Lake Victoria | Today | Brainhose
    In another stunning archaeological discovery,Hollywood director and self proclaimed Jesus expert, James cameron uncovers facts dispelling the notion that Jesus was a carpenter.James Cameron states: "I never doubted that Jesus lived, but there is no shred of evidence that he was really a carpenter. This latest find proves that Jesus was actually a shop owner that sold alcohol, tobacco and girlie magazines"
  • The Lost Tomb of Jesus: A Response to the Discovery-Channel Documentary Directed by James Cameron

    03/03/2007 1:50:03 PM PST · by DaveTesla · 25 replies · 1,293+ views
    Dr. Gary R. Habermas ^ | Dr. Gary R. Habermas
    Jesus Burial Tomb? Recently, questions have been raised regarding the historicity of the death and resurrection of Jesus. These issues emerged from the directorial genius of James Cameron and is entitled, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus." This new Hollywood-quality documentary is set to air March 4th, 2007 on the Discovery Channel. However, this documentary is poorly supported by the historical and scientific data, regardless of how well the film has been made. Good TV, Bad History & Science "[The Lost Tomb of Jesus] will make good TV but involves a bad critical reading of history. Basically, this is old news...
  • If James Cameron Were Honest About His "Discovery" (Jesus's tomb)

    03/03/2007 8:25:37 PM PST · by do the dhue · 45 replies · 2,241+ views
    FNC ^ | 3/3/7 | Father Jonathan Morris
    This week “Titanic” director James Cameron and Canadian television director, Simcha Jacobovici stood proudly at the New York City library to announce the release of a new book and documentary called “The Tomb of Jesus.” They claim to have uncovered the remains of Jesus and his family, including Mary Magdalene, (Jesus’ supposed wife) and their child, Judah. If he were honest, this is what Mr. Cameron would have said to the press: “My dearest friends in the media, Thank you for being here. I must admit, I am pleasantly surprised so many of you have come. Our public relations company...
  • Scholar: 'Jesus Tomb' Makers Mistaken (Ossuary's inscription does not say Mary Magdalene)

    03/14/2007 7:50:29 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 39 replies · 2,054+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | March 13, 2007 | MATTI FRIEDMAN
    A scholar looking into the factual basis of a popular but widely criticized documentary that claims to have located the tomb of Jesus said Tuesday that a crucial piece of evidence filmmakers used to support their claim is a mistake. Stephen Pfann, a textual scholar and paleographer at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem, said he has released a paper claiming the makers of "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" were mistaken when they identified an ancient ossuary from the cave as belonging to the New Testament's Mary Magdalene. The film's director, Simcha Jacobovici, responded that other researchers agreed...
  • The "Jesus Family Tomb:" One More Gnostic Onslaught

    03/02/2007 6:43:36 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 39 replies · 760+ views
    By Luis Sergio Solimeo It just does not stop. Following in the footsteps of The Da Vinci Code, the Gnostic offensive against Christianity is forging ahead with new pretexts, and, once again, with massive media coverage. The New Onslaught: Archeological FictionThis time, it is not a pseudo-historic novel,1 but a pseudo-scientific Discovery Channel documentary, titled: The Lost Tomb of Jesus, which was directed by James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici.  The two are well-suited for the task.  Mr. Cameron is a science fiction2 fan, while Mr. Jacobovici could be considered an archeological fiction aficionado. Four years ago, he produced another...
  • Discovery Channel puts off Jesus documentary telecast [in India]

    03/02/2007 10:21:28 AM PST · by Alex Murphy · 5 replies · 373+ views
    India eNews ^ | March 02, 2007
    Roman Catholics in the metropolis Friday called off their protest against the proposed screening of a controversial documentary on Jesus Christ after broadcaster Discovery Channel decided not to telecast the programme in India. The Catholics in the city had earlier sprung into action against the worldwide premiere 'The Lost Tomb of Jesus' that claims to show the burial place of Jesus challenging the basic tenets the Christian faith. 'The Lost Tomb of Jesus' is a feature documentary, directed by Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and produced by Oscar-winning director James Cameron of the 'Titanic' fame, Flex Golubev and Ric...
  • The Lost Tomb of Jesus

    03/06/2007 1:17:24 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 5 replies · 302+ views
    We saw the documentary yesterday thanks to an advance copy from The Discovery Channel, and our Amy has read the book released in conjunction. We've seen all their evidence. Simcha Jacobivici, the documentarian, has been saying in interviews that they’re just connecting the dots. I’d say it’s more like first arranging the dots to get a certain picture and then connecting them. Their reasons for arranging the dots in their particular order is full of speculation at each step. They tell a coherent and affecting story to account for the information, but there’s no rationale for why that story is...
  • Unintentionally HILARIOUS Quote By Larry King About "The Lost Tomb Of Jesus"

    02/27/2007 4:56:55 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 49 replies · 1,852+ views
    Larry King Show ^ | February 26, 2007 | Larry King
    "Simcha, if what you're purporting here is true, not as a pun, is this the end of the Easter Bunny?"
  • Jesus Tomb Film Scholars Backtrack (Discovery's "Lost Tomb of Jesus")

    04/11/2007 8:56:08 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 89 replies · 2,132+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4/11/07 | Etgar Lefkovits
    Several prominent scholars who were interviewed in a bitterly contested documentary that suggests that Jesus and his family members were buried in a nondescript ancient Jerusalem burial cave have now revised their conclusions, including the statistician who claimed that the odds were 600:1 in favor of the tomb being the family burial cave of Jesus of Nazareth, a new study on the fallout from the popular documentary shows. The dramatic clarifications, compiled by epigrapher Stephen Pfann of the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem in a paper titled "Cracks in the Foundation: How the Lost Tomb of Jesus story...
  • The Lost Tomb of Jesus: The Review (w/Ted Koppel)

    03/04/2007 8:37:23 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 43 replies · 1,863+ views
    3/4/07 | Reaganesque
    The Lost Tomb of Jesus on the Discovery Channel was followed up by a panel discussion moderated by Ted Koppel. Koppel and two professors who are not affiliated with the documentary totally eviscerated the director of the film and one of his consultants. Koppel seemed particularly offended by the film maker's claims of being a journalist. If you get the chance to see this review of the documentary, watch it. It is very funny.
  • James Cameron Tries to Kill Jesus

    02/25/2007 4:41:22 AM PST · by Flavius · 44 replies · 4,298+ views
    laist ^ | 2/24/07 | na
    r at least he's trying to kill the story of Jesus' resurrection. An upcoming 90-minute documentary directed by Jewish Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and produced by Titanic director James Cameron makes the startling assertion that Jesus was never resurrected -- a cornerstone of Christian faith -- and that his burial cave was discovered in the Jerusalem suburb of Talpiyot some 27 years ago. One more thing, Jesus fathered a son with Mary Magdelene. Cameron and Jacobovici claim they have DNA tests, archeological evidence and Biblical studies on their side. And on Monday, Cameron will hold a press conference in...
  • The Jesus Dynasty

    04/08/2006 12:42:35 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 24 replies · 2,846+ views
    ABC News Home ^ | 4/7/2006 | Excerpt from JAmes D. Tabor book
    The Jesus Dynasty Excerpt: 'The Jesus Dynasty' by James D. Tabor New Book Challenges Christian Philosophy April 7, 2006 -- James Tabor is the chairman of religious studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. His book challenges many of the beliefs that Christians hold dear, maintaining that Jesus is neither the son of God nor the son of Joseph but most likely the child of a Roman soldier named Pantera. Jesus, Tabor maintains, became the head of the household when Joseph died and looked after his six half-brothers and sisters. When Jesus died, his brother James took over...
  • Scholars, clergy slam Jesus documentary

    02/26/2007 7:39:12 AM PST · by Mr. Brightside · 50 replies · 2,723+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 2/26/07
    Scholars, clergy slam Jesus documentary By MARSHALL THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer 35 minutes ago JERUSALEM - Archaeologists and clergymen in the Holy Land derided claims in a new documentary produced by the Oscar-winning director James Cameron that contradict major Christian tenets. "The Lost Tomb of Christ," which the Discovery Channel will run on March 4, argues that 10 ancient ossuaries — small caskets used to store bones — discovered in a suburb of Jerusalem in 1980 may have contained the bones of Jesus and his family, according to a press release issued by the Discovery Channel. One of the caskets...
  • Archaeologists, Scholars Dispute Jesus Documentary

    02/26/2007 3:05:33 PM PST · by blam · 19 replies · 680+ views
    CNN ^ | 2-26-2007
    Archaeologists, scholars dispute Jesus documentary POSTED: 2151 GMT (0551 HKT), February 26, 2007Filmakers and researchers claim these stone boxes may have once contained the remains of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. JERUSALEM (AP) -- Filmmakers and researchers on Monday unveiled two ancient stone boxes they said may have once contained the remains of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but several scholars derided the claims made in a new documentary as unfounded and contradictory to basic Christian beliefs. "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," produced by Oscar-winning director James Cameron and scheduled to air March 4 on the Discovery Channel, argues that 10 small...
  • The Lost Tomb Of Christ–Believable or Baloney?

    02/26/2007 3:11:23 PM PST · by Billy Jacks blog · 50 replies · 1,608+ views
    Yahoo News & Associated Press ^ | February 26, 2007 | Marshall Thompson
    JERUSALEM - Archaeologists and clergymen in the Holy Land derided claims in a new documentary produced by the Oscar-winning director James Cameron that contradict major Christian tenets. "The Lost Tomb of Christ," which the Discovery Channel will run on March 4, argues that 10 ancient ossuaries — small caskets used to store bones — discovered in a suburb of Jerusalem in 1980 may have contained the bones of Jesus and his family, according to a press release issued by the Discovery Channel.
  • Jesus' tomb story denies the Resurrection

    05/03/2007 8:21:02 AM PDT · by Clive · 32 replies · 1,180+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2007-05-03 | Father Thomas Rosica
    During the initial weeks of Lent 2007 in early March I avoided commenting on the sensational story of the alleged discovery of the tomb of Jesus in a Jerusalem neighbourhood. While it is true that tombs were found in Jerusalem's Talpiot section and the names of Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Matthew seem to have been engraved on the tombs, few people spoke of how common such names were during the first century. The media hype, though short lived, certainly put the theme of the resurrection front and centre of our Lenten and Easter journeys this year. James Cameron's documentary The...
  • Titanic Blasphemy

    02/26/2007 5:14:37 AM PST · by Keli Kilohana · 25 replies · 1,784+ views
    Charleston Gazette Forums ^ | 2/26/2007 | Pastor Terry Hagedorn
    James Cameron and Simcha Jacobivici claim to have raided the lost tomb of Jesus. Proof? There are related people in a graveyard with the uncommon names Joshua, Mary and Martha! Oi vey! Despite the faith of a millions of people in the Gospel (I Corinthians 15:3,4—the death, burial and resurrection of Christ for our salvation) and despite the fact that the resurrected Christ was seen and touched by his disciples, all twelve Apostles, over 500 hundred witnesses—at one time; and, despite the fact that devout Jews changed the day of worship from the seventh day to the first day of...
  • 'Cameron's Coffin' is 2007 Easter Attack(Anti-Christianity: The last safe bigotry!)

    02/28/2007 8:35:47 PM PST · by kellynla · 28 replies · 787+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | February 28, 2007 | staff
    The Discovery Channel should cancel a scheduled airing of a film about a purported Jerusalem grave of Jesus Christ, and should apologize for presenting such "an unsubstantiated claim," according to family values organizations. Robert Knight, director of the Media Research Center's Culture and Media Institute, told WND that the film, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," is just the 2007 version of an annual attack on Christianity right around the time of Easter, the time at which the Christian church remembers Jesus' Resurrection. "It always seems to happen just before Easter," he said. "It's as if there's a script going around,...
  • Jesus 'Tomb' Controversy Reopened

    01/17/2008 4:18:50 PM PST · by blam · 35 replies · 55+ views
    Time - CNN ^ | 1-16-2008 | TIM MCGIRK
    Jesus 'Tomb' Controversy Reopened Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2008 By TIM MCGIRK/JERUSALEMThe Talpiot tomb. Discovery / EPA When the Discovery Channel aired a TV documentary last year raising the possibility that archeologists had found the family tomb of Jesus Christ in the hills behind Jerusalem, it caused a huge backlash among Christians. The claim, after all, challenged one of the cornerstones of Christian faith — that Jesus, after his crucifixion, rose bodily to heaven in his physical form. The Lost Tomb of Jesus, made by Hollywood director James Cameron and Canadian investigative journalist Simcha Jacobovici, was shown only once on Discovery....
  • I've found the coffin of Jesus, says film director

    02/26/2007 12:47:38 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 78 replies · 2,291+ views
    This Is London ^ | 25.02.07 | Staff
    The Lost Tomb of Jesus, made for the Discovery Channel, will be shown in the U.S. this week and later in Britain by Channel 4. Today, Cameron is holding a press conference on what he describes as 'one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time'. Crucially, he is not denying the resurrection - as there were no bones in the caskets. But the Ł2million film still strikes at the foundation of Christianity in the same manner as the novel The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown, in claiming that Jesus married and had a family. His theory, which has...
  • The "Jesus Family Tomb” story: Old News, No News

    Every Easter season the anti-Jesus crowd comes out of the woodwork creating some "controversy" about Jesus. This latest one, like many, is years old and was dusted off for the latest round of baseless attacks on Jesus' historicity. Historian Paul L. Maier explains further: Thanks for the profusion of e-mails I’ve received over the last two days regarding the Talpiot tombs discovery in Jerusalem, a.k.a., “the Jesus Family Tomb” story. Some of you also suggested that “life seemed to be following art” so far as my A Skeleton in God’s Closet was concerned. Believe me, this is not the way...
  • Cameron defends Jesus tomb documentary

    02/26/2007 8:41:03 AM PST · by Clive · 113 replies · 2,949+ views
    CTV News ^ | 2007-02-26 | (staff)
    Oscar-winning director James Cameron defended on Monday his controversial new documentary, which claims that Jesus may have been buried with a wife and son, against charges the film was trying to undermine Christianity. Instead, the documentary that claims the discovery of the tomb of Jesus Christ and his family celebrates their existence, Cameron said at a press conference announcing the documentary "The Lost Tomb of Jesus." The message that Jesus delivered 2,000 years ago resounds even today, Cameron said. "My feeling is that his message of compassion, humility, love and forgiveness is every bit as much needed now in this...
  • Scorn poured on Director's 'Coffin of Christ' theory (James Cameron-Archeologists/Scholars Dispute)

    02/26/2007 2:03:46 PM PST · by SirLinksalot · 78 replies · 1,842+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 02/25/2007
    Scorn poured on James Cameron's 'coffin of Christ' theory Archaeologists and biblical scholars have poured scorn on a Hollywood film director's sensational claim that he has discovered the coffin of Jesus Christ. Oscar-winning 'Titanic' director James Cameron's assertion that the bones of Jesus and his family were hidden for centuries in a Jerusalem tomb caused an outcry in the Holy Land. Even a British archeologist who worked with Cameron, Dr. Shimon Gibson, admitted he's "sceptical" about the claims that challenge some of the central tenets of Christianity. The very fact that Jesus had a grave would contradict the Christian belief...
  • Israel may open 'Jesus tomb' to public

    02/27/2007 5:53:46 AM PST · by NYer · 57 replies · 1,269+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | February 27, 2007 | ETGAR LEFKOVITS AND DAVID HOROVITZ
    Israeli authorities say they are prepared to consider opening to the public a 2,000-year-old burial tomb in Jerusalem's East Talpiot neighborhood which is said by the makers of a new documentary to have likely been the final resting place of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother, partner Mary Magdalene, son, and other members of his family. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), responsible for the tomb - which was first uncovered during construction of the neighborhood in 1980 - said it would be up to the Jerusalem Municipality to make such a decision. And municipality spokesman Gidi Schmerling told The Jerusalem Post...
  • THE SMOKING GUN---TENTH TALPIOT OSSUARY PROVED TO BE BLANK

    03/11/2007 12:54:13 PM PDT · by AlbionGirl · 4 replies · 242+ views
    Ben Witherington ^ | Thursday, March 01, 2007 | Ben Witherington
    Joe Zias is a fine archaeologist of long standing and good reputation. He is the person who catalogued the ten ossuaries from the Talpiot tomb, and personally catalogued the tenth ossuary. He worked with Amos Kloner as part of the team who made the original discovery. In two emails this morning to someone I have been talking to he made crystal clear that the tenth ossuary was blank, certainly was not the James ossuary at all despite the assertions of those involved in making the Discovery Channel special. These emails have been sent along to me, and I will let...
  • Symposium on Afterlife and Burial Practices in Second Temple Judaism [Talpiot tomb]

    01/30/2008 9:15:22 PM PST · by Ottofire · 3 replies · 19+ views
    Princeton Theological Seminary ^ | 2007 | Professor Mordechai Aviam, et al.
    Symposium on Afterlife and Burial Practices in Second Temple Judaism The third in a series of privately-funded symposia on Judaism and Christian Origin was recently held in Jerusalem (Jan 13–16, 2008). As with the earlier two events, this symposium was organized by Professor James H. Charlesworth, the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. The conference was attended by some fifty international and Israeli scholars. The general subject of the symposium was “Jewish Views of the Afterlife and Burial Practices in Second Temple Judaism,” with specific attention also given to an evaluation of...
  • Making Lemonade Out of Lemons: Using the Talpiot Tomb as a Witness

    03/06/2007 3:05:05 PM PST · by Ottofire · 6 replies · 188+ views
    Alpha and Omega Ministries ^ | 5 March 2007 | James White
    It is the morning after. Those with an interest in the subject of the resurrection have already seen the film. As most of you know, today I launch into a high-spoeed book writing project to attempt to collect, collate, and present in a clear and understandable fashion the main arguments and facts regarding the Talpiot Tomb, DNA, patina, statistics, gnostic writings and the like. But at best, that book will not be out until Easter. So how about today? Rather than hope no one will ask you what you think, I believe we should be on the offensive---without being offensive....
  • THE JESUS TOMB? ‘TITANIC’ TALPIOT TOMB THEORY SUNK FROM THE START

    02/27/2007 12:40:42 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies · 2,084+ views
    BenWitherington ^ | February 27, 2007 | Ben Witherington
    Talpiot tomb Remember the tale of the Titanic? How it was supposed to be impregnable, and nothing could poke holes in it? How it would never be sunk? Well all I can say is that human hubris knows no bounds, and that hasn’t changed in the last century. On April 15th 1912 the supposedly leak proof Titanic rammed into an iceberg and sank—sank like a giant stone. Sank quickly, with great loss of life. Why do I bring this up? Because in one of the interesting ironies in recent memory, James Cameron the movie director who made the enormously successful...
  • Is Israel hiding the secret source of Christianity?

    01/01/2013 6:32:59 PM PST · by Theoria · 37 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 28 Dec 2012 | Matthew Kalman
    Were the final resting-places of the family and disciples of Jesus discovered 30 years ago and then hidden as part of a religious-political conspiracy? The archaeological controversy swirling around two Roma-era burial tombs in Jerusalem refuses to die. Indeed, it has become something of an ugly academic slugfest. In one corner stands the Israeli archaeological establishment represented by the Israel Antiquities Authority and Professor Amos Kloner of Bar-Ilan University, backed by various respected archaeologists and scholars. In the other stands Simcha Jacobovici, the filmmaker and self-styled “Naked Archaeologist,” backed by another group of respected archaeologists and scholars.In 1981, Prof Kloner...
  • Documentary Shows Possible Jesus Tomb (Did They Attack Islamic Belief, Too?

    02/26/2007 3:50:03 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 72 replies · 2,028+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2/26/07 | Karen Matthews
    Filmakers and researchers on Monday unveiled two ancient stone boxes they said may have once contained the remains of Jesus and Mary Magdalene, but several scholars derided the claims made in a new documentary as unfounded... ...Stephen Pfann, a biblical scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem who was interviewed in the documentary, said the film's hypotheses holds little weight... Pfann is even unsure that the name "Jesus" on the caskets was read correctly. He thinks it's more likely the name "Hanun." Ancient semitic script is notoriously difficult to decipher... William Dever, an expert on near eastern...
  • Tomb of Jesus doc uproar

    02/26/2007 8:07:03 AM PST · by Clive · 50 replies · 1,786+ views
    AP via Sun Media ^ | 2007-02-26 | Marshall Thompson
    JERUSALEM (AP) — Archaeologists and clergymen in the Holy Land derided claims in a new documentary produced by the Oscar-winning director James Cameron that contradict major Christian tenets. “The Lost Tomb of Christ,” which the Discovery Channel will run on March 4, argues that 10 ancient ossuaries — small caskets used to store bones — discovered in a suburb of Jerusalem in 1980 may have contained the bones of Jesus and his family, according to a press release issued by the Discovery Channel. One of the caskets even bears the title, “Judah, son of Jesus,” hinting that Jesus may have...
  • New film claims Jesus buried in Talpiot [Chief Archeologist says it's "nonsense"]

    02/26/2007 3:59:41 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 43 replies · 1,484+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Feb. 25, 2007 | DAVID HOROVITZ
    The Israeli-born, Canadian-based filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici is reigniting claims, first made over a decade ago, that a burial cave uncovered 27 years ago in Talpiot, Jerusalem, is the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family. [...] But Bar-Ilan University Prof. Amos Kloner, the Jerusalem District archeologist who officially oversaw the work at the tomb in 1980 and has published detailed findings on its contents, on Saturday night dismissed the claims. "It makes a great story for a TV film," he told The Jerusalem Post. "But it's impossible. It's nonsense." Kloner, who said he was interviewed for the new film...
  • Jesus Family Tomb Talking Points

    02/26/2007 4:15:48 AM PST · by Gamecock · 147 replies · 2,003+ views
    Gamecock
    I'm sure that by now all of you have heard about the claim that the ossuary of Christ's family has been found. I would like to open a thread that will help us develop answers to friends, both Christians and atheists who might come to us with questions about it all. Please feel free to post your rebuttals for others to use! Biblical, rational, scientific, philosophical, whatever you can come up with is more than welcome!
  • Jesus Family Tomb Believed Found

    02/25/2007 10:33:09 AM PST · by steadfastconservative · 51 replies · 1,542+ views
    Discover News ^ | Feb. 25, 2007 | Jennifer Viegas
    New scientific evidence, including DNA analysis conducted at one of the world's foremost molecular genetic laboratories, as well as studies by leading scholars, suggests a 2,000-year-old Jerusalem tomb could have once held the remains of Jesus of Nazareth and his family. The findings also suggest that Jesus and Mary Magdalene might have produced a son named Jonah. The DNA findings, alongside statistical conclusions made about the artifacts--originally excavated in 1980--open a potentially signficant chapter in Biblical archaeological history. A documentary presenting the evidence, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," will premiere on the Discovery Channel on March 4 at 9 pm...
  • Jesus: Tales from the Crypt

    02/25/2007 7:51:06 AM PST · by alice_in_bubbaland · 20 replies · 1,578+ views
    Time Blog/ Middle East ^ | 2/23/07 | Tim McGirk
    Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity. In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected --the cornerstone of Christian faith-- and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene. No, it's not a re-make of "The Da Vinci Codes'. It's supposed to be true.
  • Jesus: Tales from the Crypt

    02/24/2007 2:25:18 PM PST · by Havok · 21 replies · 1,145+ views
    Time ^ | February 23, 2007 6:55 | Tim McGirk
    Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity. In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected --the cornerstone of Christian faith-- and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene. No, it's not a re-make of "The Da Vinci Codes'. It's supposed to be true. Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building...
  • Jesus: Tales From The Crypt

    02/24/2007 1:36:08 PM PST · by Roberts · 34 replies · 1,196+ views
    time-blog.com ^ | 2/23/07 | Tim McGirk
    Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity. In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected --the cornerstone of Christian faith--and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene. No, it's not a re-make of "The Da Vinci Codes'. It's supposed to be true. Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building in...
  • Mysterious bones of Jesus, Joseph and Mary

    02/24/2007 9:14:06 AM PST · by aculeus · 278 replies · 7,166+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 24, 2007 | By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem
    In a scene worthy of a Dan Brown novel, archaeologists a quarter of a century ago unearthed a burial chamber near Jerusalem. Inside they found ossuaries, or boxes of bones, marked with the names of Jesus, Joseph and Mary. Then one of the ossuaries went missing. The human remains inside were destroyed before any DNA testing could be carried out. While Middle East academics doubt that the relics belong to the Holy Family, the issue is about to be exposed to a blaze of publicity with the publication next week of a book. Entitled The Jesus Tomb and co-written by...
  • Jesus’ burial site found - film claims

    02/23/2007 5:50:36 AM PST · by Rb ver. 2.0 · 311 replies · 9,416+ views
    http://www.ynetnews.com ^ | 2/23/07 | Ariella Ringel-Hoffman
    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 time on Monday in New York. Jointly produced by Emmy award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici and Oscar winning director...
  • Don't insult one's religion -- unless it's Christianity

    03/02/2007 6:44:06 PM PST · by lightman · 17 replies · 551+ views
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | John Robson
    John Robson The Ottawa Citizen Friday, March 02, 2007 Well, it's Lent, when Jesus-debunking news stories rise from the dead. This time it's a tomb with the whole family gathered, including his wife and kid. Unless it's just the dusty bones of decency and good sense in those boxes. In a way it's a backhanded tribute that, to the modern mind, Christianity is like a train wreck: gruesome, but they can't look away. Newspapers don't greet major Buddhist festivals with claims that Siddhartha Gautama was a cokehead, or open Ramadan by saying Mohammed was -- (do NOT fill in this...
  • Jesus’ burial site found - film claims

    02/23/2007 10:54:39 AM PST · by John Philoponus · 29 replies · 1,966+ views
    YNET NEWS ^ | 02.23.07 | Ariella Ringel-Hoffman
    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...
  • Jesus Tomb Case Closed for Most Scholars (It's NOT His Tomb).

    01/30/2008 4:52:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies · 261+ views
    Christian Post ^ | Jan. 24,2008 | Katherine T. Phan
    A group of scholars posted a statement rejecting the identification of the Talpiot tomb as belonging to Jesus, a week after a conference in Jerusalem revisited evidence on claims presented in the controversial film "Lost Tomb of Jesus." In a statement posted Monday on the Duke University Religion Department's blog site, key figures in the discovery of the 1980 Talpoit tomb and other experts who attended the conference agreed that most scholars in attendance rejected the claims that the tomb belonged to the author of Christianity, despite the consensus being represented by the media as otherwise. "We wish to protest...
  • Woman Injured in (Palestinian) Rock Attack Against a Jerusalem Bus

    11/16/2003 12:57:23 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 56+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16 November 2003
    Woman Injured in Rock Attack Against a Jerusalem Bus 22:29 Nov 16, '03 / 21 Cheshvan 5764 (IsraelNN.com) A woman was lightly injured tonight in a rock attack against a passenger bus traveling on HaUman Street in Jerusalem’s Talpiot section. The injured woman was transported to Bikur Holim Hospital.