The Jesus Family Tomb: The Evidence Behind the Discovery No One Wanted to Find

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Were the remains of Jesus's body found over 25 years ago and the truth hidden? Now, ‘The Jesus Family Tomb’ tells the shattering story of what may very well be the greatest archaeological find of all time.

‘The Jesus Family Tomb’ is the most exciting real-life archaeological detective story ever told. In 1980 a crypt was accidentally discovered in Jerusalem. Inside were ossuaries (bone boxes) with inscriptions bearing the names of Jesus of Nazareth, the Virgin Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Judah, the son of Jesus. The artefacts were recorded and catalogued and then locked away for over a quarter of a century.

But the tomb itself wasn't destroyed – it is under the foundations of a modern apartment. In 2005, documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici gained permission to break the floor and re-enter the tomb. Together with top forensic archaeologist Charles Pellegrino and the team involved in the original discovery, he started an earth-shattering investigation that will shock the Judeo-Christian world.

Destined to grab international headlines and raise fundamental questions about the origins of Christianity, we participate in one of the most controversial investigations of an archaeological finding in history.

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On (writer) Pellegrino’s book Ghosts of the Titanic:
‘Pellegrino is a spellbinding storyteller.’ – Los Angeles Times Book Review

On (filmmaker) Jacobovici’s ‘James, Brother of Jesus’ documentary:
‘Like some long-lost treasure out of Indiana Jones.’ – Reuters

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The discovery that will change history forever. The Jesus
Family Tomb is the most exciting real-life archaelogical detective story
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Book Description HarperOne, United States, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised, Updated ed.. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Jesus Family Tomb tells the story of what may very well be the greatest archaeological find of all time the discovery of the family tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. Following the accidental bulldozing of a tomb during the building of a housing complex in suburban Jerusalem in 1980, archaeologists from the Israeli Antiquities Authority were immediately called to the scene. Inside, the archaeologists found ten ossuaries limestone boxes that served as first-century coffins. Six had inscriptions, including Jesus, son of Joseph; two Marys; and Judah, son of Jesus. The team concluded that the unusual group of names was merely coincidence. After removing and cataloging the ossuaries, they left the tomb to the builders to finish what they had already started.Twenty-five years later, Simcha Jacobovici, an Emmy award-winning journalist, tracked down the ossuaries in the Israeli Antiquities Authority s warehouse and decided to investigate this remarkable collection of names. Simcha mapped and then located the original tomb, which, to his surprise, was still intact. Granted unequaled access, he soon found that the archaeologists were unaware of key evidence that made this the discovery of a lifetime.This is a story that is destined to grab international headlines and raise fundamental questions about the historical Jesus. Are the Jesus and Mary referred to in these inscriptions the Jesus and Mary Magdalene of the gospels? Readers are taken on a remarkable journey: from telling statistical analysis, to a time-bending trip across two millennia, and an investigation of the patinas and DNA of the tombs that makes an episode of CSI look mundane. The Jesus Family Tomb arrives at an extraordinary answer to an ancient mystery.A riveting combination of history, archaeo-logy, and theology, this book will change the way we think about God, religion, and everything we have learned about the life and death of Jesus. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780061205347

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