More than once there have been people who claimed to have found the burial site of Jesus Christ. Lots of words have gone in the world about the grave nestled between two modest housing blocks in Talpiot.
A 1st century CE stone ossuary (bone box) found in a burial tomb in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Talpiot. In 2007, James Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, made the startling claim that the tomb shows Jesus wasn’t resurrected and was in fact buried with his family in this tomb (Getty Images)
Dr Aryeh Shimronhas carried out many tests and says the burial site Talpiot Tomb found in East Jerusalem in 1980, was a family grave for Jesus of Nazareth, his wife Mary Magdalene and his son Judah.
Dubbed “The Lost Tomb of Jesus” in a 2007 documentary movie directed by James Cameron, the chamber contained nine burial boxes or “ossuaries” inscribed with the names “Jesus son of Joseph”, “Mary” and other names associated with the New Testament.
Due to the writing ‘Yeshua bar Yehosef’ (‘Jesus, son of Joseph’) found written in the tomb the scientists consider it to be Jesus his tomb.
The inscriptions and the approximate dates of burial have led some to suggest the Talpiot Tomb means Jesus married, that he fathered a child, and that the existence of bodily remains means the Resurrection could never have happened.
Though when on the ossuary it reads “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus” perhaps they would better question if it is not more the grave of Jesus his brother instead of the grave of Jesus himself.
Also to have in it a box for the bones of Judah (son of Mary Magdalene) does not yet proof that Jesus was married to her and had this son.
Speaking to the New York Times, Dr Shimron has said that geochemical tests on a 10th ossuary make it highly likely the box was recently removed from among the others in the Talpiot Tomb.
“The evidence is beyond what I expected,”
Dr Shimron said.
“I think I’ve got really powerful, virtually unequivocal evidence that the James ossuary spent most of its lifetime, or death time, in the Talpiot Tomb.”
He also said:
“If you find a tomb with the names of the four Beatles in it in Liverpool, then you would say those are the four Beatles, not some other singing group from some other area,”
But once more he overlooks that such a mentioning would not have to mean that all four Beatles would have buried in that same grave.
The Israel Antiquities Authority carried out the tests under the supervision of Dr Shimron. The collector who owns the James ossuary told the Times Dr Shimron’s work determines nothing “conclusively”, while other Jerusalem archaeologists say they await its publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
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