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    Monday, March 05, 2007

    The Lost Tomb of Jesus: The Morning After the Night Before

    As I mentioned on Friday I wasn't able to catch the programme on "The Discovery Channel" last night, but fortunately Mark Goodacre did and blogged the whole documentary section by section. It's a pretty comprehensive look at the filmmakers' claim, so I advise you to have a read for yourselves. Mark also has a number of other posts on this story, including a number on the statistical case as well as one where he comments on some of my comments.

    Elsewhere, Peter Chattaway mentions The Body (2001) a dramatic film about a priest investigating a skeleton which may have been that of Jesus. I've not seen the film, and had forgotten it even existed. Peter certainly didn't think that highly of it anyway.

    Then there's Tyler Williams's summing up of The Lighter Side of Jesus’ Tomb, which includes a link to a few comments by one of my favourite cartoonists Scott Adams (Dilbert). That led me to this gem:
    What is up with these buried cities that archaeologists keep discovering? I’m trying to figure out how a city gets buried unless a volcano is nearby. In my house, for example, when the crumbs on the kitchen floor reach ankle height, I start thinking about sweeping. Call me a neat freak if you must, but I wouldn’t just keep eating bagels until I lose the refrigerator.
    What's strange is how people feel the need to offer serious explanations for the questions Adams poses. Boy, does he know his key demographic inside out. For what it's worth, I also can't help wondering if somewhere along the line, Dogbert is involved in this whole "Jesus Tomb" saga.

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    • At 2:07 pm, March 05, 2007, Blogger Chris Rosebrough said…

      Before you make up your mind about the “Lost Tomb of Jesus” you need to see and hear the rest of the evidence.

      For a comprehensive and scholarly rebuttal of the film’s evidence please visit ExtremeTheology.com.

      Read and hear the evidence for yourself.


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