The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find That Reveals the Birth of Christianity
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Date: February 2012
Duration: 7 hours 57 minutes
In late 2009 and in 2010, Simcha Jacobovici and James Tabor, with Prof. Rami Arav of the University of Nebraska, explored a sealed tomb in Talpiot, Jerusalem whose existence had been known for nearly thirty years by using a camera mounted on a sophisticated robotic arm. They carefully measured and photographed the tomb. They discovered several ossuaries, or bone boxes, typical of the burial custom of the time, sometime prior to 70 A.D. (C.E.). Two of the ossuaries contained markings ' in one case an inscription, in the other a graphic symbol ' that indicate a belief in Jesus' resurrection. Because of the proximity of this tomb to a tomb previously identified by the authors as the family tomb of Jesus, this iconography suggests that the people buried in this tomb were followers of Jesus and that they believed in his resurrection.