Kloner pours cold water on 'Jesus tomb' idea

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Written by Chris Perver  
Sunday, 25 February 2007 17:00
Coming just hours before filmmakers James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici are due to hold a press conference in New York over the so-called discovery of the 'Jesus tomb', Israeli archaeologist Professor Amos Kloner has poured cold water on the idea that the ossuaries were actually those of Jesus Christ and His family. I made a mistake in the last article by stating that it was Professor Amos Kloner who was holding the conference. It seems it is the Israeli Antiquities Authority that has lent James Cameron the ossuaries for his press gathering, and this is entirely Cameron's own initiative. Professor Amos Kloner has told the Jerusalem Post that the claims that Jesus Christ had a family tomb were impossible, disputes the authenticity of these discoveries, and states that the Israeli Antiquities Authority should never have lent Cameron the artefacts in the first place.

Quote: "Prof. Amos Kloner, the Jerusalem District archaeologist who oversaw work at the tomb when it was uncovered in 1980, told The Jerusalem Post on Saturday that the documentary's claims were "impossible" and "nonsense," and that there was "no likelihood" that Jesus and his relatives had a family tomb.

The filmmakers claim that the 'James' ossuary that was recovered a few years ago - purported to be the ossuary of the brother of our Lord, at one time resided in this same tomb. But the Israeli Antiquities Authority have already branded the 'James' ossuary a forgery, and this casts doubt on whether the other ossuaries from this tomb are genuine. Will this be the lie that God will cause people to believe, who believed not the truth of the Gospel when they had the opportunity? It could be this, or it could be a lie regarding the rapture of the Church. Certainly it seems Satan is doing his best to discredit the claims of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 12:32 
And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the [world] to come.

Source Jerusalem Post, Haaretz

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