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What do Christians here think about the Talpiot Tomb?

#1Gryffindor1Posted 3/2/2013 7:59:44 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talpiot_Tomb

Curious to hear your thoughts.
#2TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/2/2013 8:07:54 PM
Pretty neat, but Im skeptical
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#3Gryffindor1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/3/2013 9:01:50 AM
TheRealJiraiya posted...
Pretty neat, but Im skeptical


What do you think of Jesus having a son named Judah?
#4TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/3/2013 9:02:42 AM
Gryffindor1 posted...
TheRealJiraiya posted...
Pretty neat, but Im skeptical


What do you think of Jesus having a son named Judah?


VERY skeptical.
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#5SirThinkALotPosted 3/3/2013 9:17:59 AM
Let me ask the obvious question: Why would a Nazarerian peasant have a large tomb outside Jerusalem?

I'm guessing it belongs to somebody else entirely. Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Judah were VERY common names in first Century Palestine.
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#6DarkContractorPosted 3/3/2013 9:22:45 AM
what stands out to me is it was discovered in 1980 but not published til over a decade later.

if it is what it's claimed to be, it would be way more significant and would have found itself published a lot faster, imo.
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#7TheRealJiraiyaPosted 3/3/2013 9:23:40 AM
SirThinkALot posted...
Let me ask the obvious question: Why would a Nazarerian peasant have a large tomb outside Jerusalem?

I'm guessing it belongs to somebody else entirely. Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Judah were VERY common names in first Century Palestine.


In the Bible he was buried in a tomb prepared by some rich follower, if I remember correctly (too lazy to look it up)
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#8Gryffindor1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/3/2013 9:25:35 AM
Let me ask the obvious question: Why would a Nazarerian peasant have a large tomb outside Jerusalem?

Assuming he had a following, his followers could have pitched in. Also Jerusalem is probably the most sought after resting place for Jews all over the world. So it's no surprise its in Jerusalem.

I'm guessing it belongs to somebody else entirely. Jesus, Mary, Joseph and Judah were VERY common names in first Century Palestine.

The statistical analysis shows it to be

For their part, the filmmakers present a statistical study conducted by Andrey Feuerverger, professor of statistics and mathematics at the University of Toronto, which concluded that while the names are not uncommon, the conservative odds that such names would be found together in any one tomb around are (depending on variables) from 600 to 1[29] to 1,000,000 to 1 in favor of it being authentic.[30]

They didn't factor in the name Judah, but it'd probably still be pretty good odds.
#9SirThinkALotPosted 3/3/2013 9:29:53 AM
TheRealJiraiya posted...
In the Bible he was buried in a tomb prepared by some rich follower, if I remember correctly (too lazy to look it up)


Yes, it Joseph of Arimathea's family tomb. Which means we should expect to find his family's ossuaries in the tomb. Add to that the fact that theres no indication in teh Bible or elsewhere that his parents or siblings were buried in Joseph's tomb...
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#10Gryffindor1(Topic Creator)Posted 3/3/2013 9:29:56 AM
DarkContractor posted...
what stands out to me is it was discovered in 1980 but not published til over a decade later.

if it is what it's claimed to be, it would be way more significant and would have found itself published a lot faster, imo.


It's a good thing not to make it public right away. You want to study it and make sure it's real. You don't want to say "This place MIGHT be the resting place of Jesus", then news would say 'RESTING PLACE OF JESUS FINALLY FOUND!"