Jesus’ Tomb – Yah Right.

kinnon —  February 25, 2007 — 9 Comments

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.)

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A television editor, writer & director since 1978. A Christian since 1982. More than a little frustrated with the Church in the West since late in the last millennium.

9 responses to Jesus’ Tomb – Yah Right.

  1. Gee, do the flying pigs live in Cincinnati, as flying pigs are the unofficial symbol of the city?

  2. The official movie site is link to

  3. Gee Karen,
    We all will rush right over. Even a train wreck attracts an audience – and this story is truly a train wreck.

    By the way, watch out for the flying pigs. Their emanations are a lot worse than that of birds.

  4. Why do we keep looking for the living among the dead? “He is not here: for he is risen” Matt 28:6

  5. He is risen indeed!

  6. You are quoting the guy who has the most to lose if this find turns out to be true.

    Who do you think through away the bones

  7. I am excited that we have finally found some physical evidence that supports the existance Jesus, This does not lessen my faith. It is much better then reading all those theories that say he is a myth. has alot of imformation that supprts this claim with historical relevance.

  8. Laura,
    Two responses.
    The first – “Huh??!!”
    The 2nd to your question of who “through away the bones” – I’d bet on Judas. Just cuz he seems to be that kinda guy. (Of course, that presupposes that Judas never killed himself – which would seem to be just as good a presupposition as all the rest, eh!)

  9. Jenag,

    Quite frankly, I don’t need the supposed “evidence” from the Jimmy Cameron/Sacha Baron Jacobivici* nonsense to convince me of the veracity of Jesus’ existence. There is lots of evidence for that (read Lee Strobel’s multiple books if you need that evidence).

    Although I don’t appreciate the sneer against people of faith in Chez’s post @ Deus Ex Malcontent – I do appreciate his rather nastily made point that we believe based on faith.

    *I know that I use this same snark misstatement of his name in the post after this one. I obviously like it.


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