|Those who are closest to the “Jesus tomb” -- archaeologists in Israel – are calling the controversial claims false, Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. told a television audience Feb. 26 |
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)--The alleged discovery by archaeologists and genetic scientists of the “lost tomb of Jesus” is nothing more than a made-for-television hoax that will not undermine the Christian faith, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said Feb. 26 on CNN’s "Larry King Live."
A documentary titled “The Lost Tomb of Jesus,” set to air on the Discovery Channel Sunday night, purports to present archaeological, statistical and genetic science findings that demonstrate a tomb unearthed in 1980 contains the remains of Jesus and his family.
|"Every Lenten season, we are treated to the same kind of speculation. 'Jesus was just a carpenter (they say).' I suppose we will learn next year he did his apprenticeship at Home Depot or Lowe's." |
Executive producer James Cameron and director Simcha Jacobovici told viewers the so-called DNA evidence from the tomb makes a compelling case that it contained the remains of Jesus and his family. The tomb is inscribed with the name of "Jesus, son of Joseph," along with five others: "Mary," "Mary known as the master," "Judah son of Jesus," "Jose" and "Matthew." The ossuary for Mary's husband, Joseph, was not found, according to the documentary's website. Supporters of the documentary claim one of the Mary's is Mary Magdalene, Jesus' "wife." Read More