Welcome to the world of anti-Christian fantasy. Discovery discovers Jesus’ tomb – with the help of noted documentarian James Cameron (remember his docu-drama, Titanic).
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 but has not seen it, said the names found on the ossuaries were common, and the fact that such apparently resonant names had been found together was of no significance. He added that “Jesus son of Joseph” inscriptions had been found on several other ossuaries over the years.
“There is no likelihood that Jesus and his relatives had a family tomb,” Kloner said. “They were a Galilee family with no ties in Jerusalem. The Talpiot tomb belonged to a middle-class family from the 1st century CE.” (Jerusalem Post)
Follow the iMonk’s coverage. This kind of DVC inspired nonsense is just that…utter and complete nonsense.
Next week on Discovery – Cameron discovers family of flying pigs.
UPDATE: Ben Witherington spots Cameron riding one of the flying pigs – Simcha Jacobovici on another. (Which might be embarrassing for an orthodox Jew.)