Thursday, March 1, 2012

Book - "The Jesus Discovery"

A Biblical scholar, James Tabor, and a documentary filmmaker, simcha Jacobovici, claim to have found the tomb where Jesus was buried. They explored an ancient Jerusalem tomb by using a camera attached to a robotic arm and found several limestone boxes or ossuaries, which date from the first century. Both ossuaries are currently on display at the "Discovery Times Square" exhibit space in New York. The markings may indicate that those buried there were early followers of Jesus. The find is near another tomb that some believe may have been Jesus’ final resting place.

One of the boxes has a four-line Greek inscription that could be translated into “Divine Jehovah, raise up, raise up.” On the other hand-carved box, is what appears to be a large fish spewing forth a person, iconography that suggests the story of Jonah and the whale, a popular Bible story that Christians associate with the resurrection of Christ (just as Jonah was resurrected from the whale). These inscriptions suggests early Christian beliefs and perhaps a belief in Jesus' resurrection.

The so-called Jesus Family Tomb is located approximately 200 feet from this latest find. The Jesus tomb is so named because ossuaries removed from it by archaeologists contain an interesting collection of inscribed names: Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Maria. Some scholars have suggested that this means it could be the final resting place of Jesus and his family

Their new book, “The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity” by Tabor and Jacobovici chronicles the discovery of the tomb. This spring the Discovery Channel will air a documentary on the authors’ findings.

Read more about their findings on their website:

To purchase the book "The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity" follow this link:

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