The controversial claims were refuted on a variety of grounds at the time of the film’s broadcast – not least on the basis that the names were all relatively common at the time.
Yet speaking to the New York Times, Dr Shimron has said that geochemical tests on a 10th ossuary make it highly likely the box was recently removed from among the others in the Talpiot Tomb.
That’s significant because the Aramaic inscription on the 10th ossuary reads “James son of Joseph brother of Jesus” – adding weight to the suggestions that the names are those of Jesus Christ and his family.
“The evidence is beyond what I expected,” Dr Shimron said. “I think I’ve got really powerful, virtually unequivocal evidence that the James ossuary spent most of its lifetime, or death time, in the Talpiot Tomb.”
The geochemical tests, carried out under Dr Shimron’s supervision largely by the Israel Antiquities Authority, worked on the basis that the ossuaries in the Talpiot Tomb were all once covered by the same clay with a very distinctive mineral make-up.
While the results are likely to rekindle the debate surrounding the possible remains of Jesus, they are still far from accepted in scientific circles. The collector who owns the James ossuary told the Times Dr Shimron’s work determines nothing “conclusively”, while other Jerusalem archaeologists say they await its publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
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And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come” – Matthew 24:14 (KJV).
”..keep that which is avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith…” (1 Timothy 6:20-21 KJV).
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry – 2 Timothy 4:3-5 (KJV).
Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils – 1 Timothy 4:1 (KJV).
The Resurrection told in the following books – Psalm 16:1-11; Psalm 49:1-20; Matthew 28:1-10; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-12.
After the resurrection of Jesus said:
“Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” -Luke 24:39 (KJV).
- JESUS NEVER SAID FLESH AND BLOOD. HE SAID FLESH AND BONES. Yes he was raised in a physical body as you can read below when he appeared before the disciples. He just did not have BLOOD.
- THERE IS LIFE IN THE BLOOD, AND THE BLOOD JESUS SHED AT THE CROSS, WAS LEFT TO COVER OUR SINS! “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul,” – Leviticus 17:11 (KJV). See also, Genesis. 9:4; Deuteronomy. 12:23, and John 6:53-54. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us -Hebrews 9:12 (KJV).
- Jesus had a glorified body, a new body of flesh and bones, without blood: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” -1 John 1:7 (KJV). His body was raised, but it had no blood.
- Paul further clarifies: For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily – Colossians 2:9 (KJV). MEANING IN “BODILY” FORM
- So as we can see, the man describing finding the bones of Jesus is a heretic.
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it – Matthew 28:2 (KJV).
The only thing remaining in Jesus’ Tomb was His Linen Clothes and a Napkin
Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, (7) And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself – John 206-7 (KJV)
Remember when the guards shook in fear and then reported to the elders who told them to lie and say Jesus body was stolen?
So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day- Matthew 28:15 (KJV)..
Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9-11)
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God – John 20:17 (KJV).
Jesus Appears to the Disciples (Luke 24:36-43; 1 John 1:1-4)
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you – John 20:19 (KJV).
Jesus Appears to Thomas
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. (25) The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
(26) And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. (27) Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. (28) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. (29) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed – John 24-29 (KJV).
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing – John 20:27 (KJV).