Monday, March 5, 2007

The Lost Tomb of Jesus?

A documentary that aired recently on the Discovery Channel entitled "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" has caused quite a stir among many. In the film, it is claimed that the tomb of Jesus Christ has been discovered. While those who believe the Bible understand that Jesus ascended to heaven as His apostles looked on (Acts 1:9-11), it is good for us to learn how to answer the skeptic. Ethan Longhenry has written a good rebuttal to the claims made in the documentary which is posted on the Renewed in Spirit website. I encourage you to read his article.

"The Lost Tomb of Jesus": A Review


Increase Mather said...

K.Murphey pointed out that it's doubtful Jesus' disciples or family would enscribe his ossuary "Jesus son of Joseph". Jesus' disciples didn't only know him as the son of God, but identified him as such.

Besides, calling Jesus the son of Joseph was usually tied to insults. Like when the pharisees asked Jesus who his father was. For a child to have no known "earthly" father is kind of embarassing in human terms.

Increase Mather said...

Of course, the link you have in your blog sends us to an article that makes the same point ;)

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