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My Christmas Find: The Lost Tomb of Jesus
Jesus Tomb Unmasked
Believe it or not
This is my precious gift to myself: to find the lost tomb of Jesus Christ. What more can I do to strengthen my faith in Christianity If I didn’t know what happened after the Son of God was crucified at the cross to save man from sins? Maybe, it’s the least that I can do; to know what is happening in the Holy Land (Israel) these days and how they are coping up with the allure of commercialism. Did the sacred grounds in this God’s chosen nation being compromised, nowadays just to paved the way in building highrise establishments and apartments in the land?
The Lost Tomb of Jesus
The famous director James Cameron (Titanic, Avatar) and Canadian film maker Simcha Jacobovici teamed up to finish the documentary film in 2007. I just watched it this year hoping have an enlightenment about the famous death of Jesus of Nazareth. I was engrossed with the film that I barely hear the noises outside our home.
Scholars, archeologists and filmmakers often deliberate about the true life of Jesus. Even, he ascended to heaven three days after his death, there are questions left for his followers and skeptics alike at present times. Is it really true that Jesus married a woman named Mary Magdalene and bore a son? Free thinkers often dispute the contents of the Bible and the fact the Jesus was also a married man became the essence of their discussion.
The Greatest Find
In 1980, at the town of Talpiot, southern part of Jerusalem, Israel, construction workers unearthed a family tomb that belonged to Jesus. There were several stone boxes or limestone coffins called ossuary where bones of the deceased were preserved. Bone boxes were named outside to identify the contents, mostly in Aramaic language.
Many archeologists, scholars and educators argued about the authenticity of the find. Israel Antiquities and Artifacts (IAA) sealed the site when buildings were built on top of once a sacred ground for the dead in Talpiot.
Dr. James Tabor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and other archeologists and scholars questioned the lack of interest of IAA about the find.
If not for the persistence of
Filmmakers and Directors James Cameron
and Simcha Jacobovici, revealing the truth to the Christian world will
be difficult. At least, acquiring this film will be an eye opener for me about
the authenticity of what I believe in. (For viewing, buy the DVD copy of The Lost Tomb of Jesus at Amazon. See the right corner of this hub.)
Odds and Ends
The remnants of the Biblical people were unearthed recently, and yet different Christian denominations seem unfazed of this new account.
Modern method of investigating the truth about the finds were used. Experts said that advanced DNA testing will always reveal the truth about what really happened during the times of Jesus, two thousand years ago.