I suppose our interest pales in comparison to church and religious leaders around the world, who risk having their teachings and beliefs turned upside down, or at the very least called into question each time one of these types of discoveries are made and announced to the world.
It seems that the biggest issue here is whether or not what the Lost Tomb of Jesus movie producers are saying is correct. Already there are hundreds of websites and blogs disputing it, or giving reasons as to why it cannot be the Tomb of Jesus and Mary Magdalene and family that they have found.
It's interesting to note that this latest team of archeologists are not the first to discover this tomb. It was actually found earlier, back around 1980. Scientists looked at it and closed it up, deciding it was just one of many ossuaries or burial tombs located all over Jerusalem.
According to the Discovery Channel website, one of the ossuaries discovered in 1980 and recorded as being in the tomb was missing. It has been suggested that this was the burial box of James, brother of Jesus. In 2002 a French archeologist announced that he had discovered an ossuary from this time period that had an inscription on it that translated to "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.
Of course as soon as this ossuary or burial box surfaced, it was dismissed as a forgery. It has since been found to be authentic and the forgery allegations dismissed. However, it seems that once a discovery or finding is refuted, it no longer holds much water, even if the disparaging announcements are subsequently found to be unfounded. The damage to the credibility is already done. I think this is how so many of the secrets are kept secrets, the world already knows about them, but for whatever reason the population refuses to believe them.
With the exception of scholars and you and I, and people like us, how many folks do you know that really give a damm about this stuff anyway. A lot of people almost refuse to listen to it, let alone think about it. That is one of the mysteries to me. I guess because I am curious, I cannot understand people who are not.
Not to belabor this, but my wife for example is not interested in any of this stuff and occasionally tries to lock herself in the closet when I start telling her about it....just kidding...but she has no interest in it, which I think is true of a great many people thus leaving matters esoteric to those in the know...or on the square....
OK. I could go on and on about this stuff but I am not here to rewrite what has and is being written all over the internet. I suggest you go to the Discovery Channel site and see what they have to offer, and then check out some other links to see what's out there.
I'm more interested in the conspiracy angle to this story, and others like it. By conspiracy I might be misleading you a little, no pun intended. I think a better description would be 'cover-up'
James Cameron and his crew have found some fascinating stuff here. Is it really the tomb of Jesus and his family including Mary Magdalene, and maybe even more importantly his son, Juda?
If Jesus did have a son Juda, and he is buried in the family tomb, what's the story on him? Did he have any family....? Did he die young? If he is the son of the Jesus and Mary buried in the tomb, why wasn't he buried with his family, his wife and children? Unless of course he died as a child. If he did live long enough to have a family, and he is the son of Jesus, could this be the royal bloodline talked about in so many books and oft thought to be the secret that secret societies have been protecting?
As I recall, following the death of Jesus, Mary and the rest of the disciples disappeared at least for a little while while the Romans were on the hunt for them. I read somewhere that Mary may have escaped to France. Perhaps she had a son with her when she fled. It's possible that they returned to Jerusalem later and even died there, or following their deaths elsewhere their bodies were returned and entombed with Jesus.
Of course there is another possibility, one that catches my imagination occasionally. What if Jesus didn't die as he was crucified? What if his ressurection was possible because he was still alive when he was taken down from the cross? This would make it possible for Jesus to have eventually resumed his life with Mary, and perhaps have children, eventually all of them ending up in the same tomb.
As I'm sure is apparent from my writing, I am much less than an authority on this stuff. But...I am driven by the idea of sangreal, or a royal bloodline that has been protected for centuries by secret organizations to what end I don't know. Perhaps they know that it would be impossible to convince a world such as ours of the truth. Perhaps the bloodline no longer exists?
I suspect proving the validity or lack of validity of this discovery now comes down to a showdown of players in a religious game. The goal of the game is to be on the team that ultimately convinces the public that your side has the right answer.If past history is any indication, I imagine this will be yet another game that ends in a draw....
What is at stake is probably beyond our understanding, at least mine. Would the discovery of the remains of Jesus destroy the Roman Catholic Church, a religion based on the resurrection? Will it rock Christianity? Will it impact other religions and beliefs the world over? I don't know, I think it probably won't, but I bet there are secret and not so secret organizations and religionswho are concerned about this latest discovery, the impact it will have on them, and what, if anything, they can do about it.
So is this truly the Lost Tomb of Jesus of Nazarath, Jesus the Christ? Who knows...but it is interesting to speculate isn't it.....?
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