This all reminds me of the old SNL skit where Fr. Guido Sarducci was trying to sell what he claimed was the menu for the Last Supper.
What is amazing about all of this hype is that it is not new information. I have excavated in Jerusalem for nearly 30 years, and I have seen the following: thousands of ossuaries (bone boxes), most of which were labeled Yeshua (or Joshua-Hebrew name for Jesus, Miriam (Mary), Yochanan (John), Judah or Judas, Shimon (Simon.) These were all common names at the time. For all of those that don't know, traditional Judaism of that day: when a person died, they were placed in a tomb until the flesh rotted off. Then the bones were collected and fit into a small box about 2' long by 1' wide, and collected with other bone boxes in a burial chamber. This was called the second burial, or the second death. There are thousands of ossuaries that have been found, most of which have had their bones romoved....to try to suggest that this was the tomb of Jesus and that his "wife" was buried with him because of DNA testing is criminally stupid (you could, at best, prove that she was Jewish.) This Gnostic attempts were first generated in the 4th century to acquire wealth--that is why you see the same attempts now--the Da Vinci code made money.
Why can't the resurrection be compatible with the finding of human bones? If Jesus was resurrected with a 4 dimensional perdurantistic body, he would still have a physical and natural body, but would not need 3 dimensional pre-resurrection bones. His new body would allow him to vanish and reappear suddenly, and also appear to enter closed rooms without having to go through the door.
this thing was "found" in 1980. wasn't that about the time all this "alternate Jesus" thoeries began sprouting like locusts?
They can't wait to debase and smear the Catholic Church and Christians in general, especially around Easter or Christmas. And all for money. Well, we know where James Cameron and the author of the 'Da Vinci Code' are going when they assume room temperature.
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