The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History

The Jesus Family Tomb: The Discovery, the Investigation, and the Evidence That Could Change History

Simcha Jacobovici, Charles Pellegrino


The Jesus relatives Tomb tells the tale of what might be the best archaeological locate of all time—the discovery of the family members tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. Following the unintentional bulldozing of a tomb throughout the construction of a housing advanced in suburban Jerusalem in 1980, archaeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority have been instantly known as to the scene. inside of, the archaeologists chanced on ten ossuaries—limestone containers that served as first-century coffins. Six had inscriptions, together with Jesus, son of Joseph; Marys; and Judah, son of Jesus. The staff concluded that the weird crew of names used to be basically twist of fate. After elimination and cataloging the ossuaries, they left the tomb to the developers to complete what that they had already started.

Twenty-five years later, Simcha Jacobovici, an Emmy award-winning journalist, tracked down the ossuaries within the Israeli Antiquities Authority's warehouse and made up our minds to enquire this extraordinary selection of names. Simcha mapped after which situated the unique tomb, which, to his shock, was once nonetheless intact. Granted unequaled entry, he quickly came upon that the archaeologists have been ignorant of key proof that made this the invention of a lifetime.

This is a narrative that's destined to snatch overseas headlines and lift basic questions about the ancient Jesus. Are the "Jesus" and "Mary" pointed out in those inscriptions the Jesus and Mary Magdalene of the gospels? Readers are taken on a outstanding trip: from telling statistical research, to a time-bending journey throughout millennia, and an research of the patinas and DNA of the tombs that makes an episode of CSI glance mundane. The Jesus kin Tomb arrives at a rare solution to an historic mystery.

A riveting mix of background, archaeo-logy, and theology, this ebook will swap the way in which we expect approximately God, faith, and every thing we have now discovered concerning the lifestyles and demise of Jesus.

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