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Film-Maker: 'I Have Christ's Coffin'

Sunday February 25, 03:38 PM     

 

Titanic director James Cameron's latest project has claimed that Jesus was not resurrected - and he says he has the coffins to prove it. Time Magazine's website said that the Canadian film-maker will unveil three coffins he claims are those of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene at a press conference in New York on Monday. It said that Cameron and colleague Simcha Jacobovici use evidence from DNA tests, archaeological surveys and biblical studies, to back up their claims.

 

They will say the evidence shows that 10 stone coffins discovered in a Jerusalem suburb in 1980 by Israeli construction workers belonged to Jesus and his family.

 

Some 20 years later archaeologists apparently deciphered some of the names on the tombs in the 2,000-year-old cave as Jesua, son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Mathew, Jofa and Judah, son of Jesua.

 

Cameron claims that Jesus was married to Mary Magdalene and they had a son together.

 

Prominent Jerusalem archaeologist Amos Kloner, who officially oversaw the work at the tomb after it was discovered, dismissed the claims.

 

"It makes a great story for a TV film," the professor told The Jerusalem Post. "But it's impossible. It's nonsense."

 

Cameron is making a 90-minute documentary for the Discovery channel about the findings, and it will be shown in the UK on Channel 4.

 

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/25022007/140/film-maker-christ-s-coffin.html

 

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/6397373.stm

 

 

Jesus had a son named Judah and was buried alongside Mary Magdalene, according to a new documentary by Hollywood film director James Cameron.

It examines a tomb found near Jerusalem in 1980 which the film-makers say belonged to Jesus and his family.

 

The Oscar-winning director of Titanic says statistical analysis and DNA back the claim.

 

Archaeologists say that the burial cave is probably that of a Jewish family with similar names to that of Jesus.

 

Samples tested

 

Israeli construction workers building an apartment complex in Jerusalem's East Talpiot district first uncovered 10 2,000-year-old ossuaries - or limestone coffins - in a tomb in March 1980.

 

According to the Israel Antiquities Authority, six of those coffins were marked with the names Mary; Matthew; Jesua son of Joseph; Mary; Jofa (Joseph, Jesus' brother); and Judah son of Jesua.

 

The documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus, produced by Mr Cameron, claims tests on samples from two of the coffins show Jesus and Mary Magdalene were likely to have been buried in them and were a couple.

 

The film-makers used this finding to claim that the coffin marked "Judah son of Jesua" contains the son of Jesus and Mary.

 

They say the discovery of the tomb does not mean that Jesus was not resurrected three days after his death - a key Christian belief.

 

Academic Stephen Pfann, a scholar at the University of the Holy Land in Jerusalem, said he did not expect Christians to accept the film's findings.

 

"I don't think that Christians are going to buy into this," said Mr Pfann, who was interviewed by the film-makers.

 

"But sceptics, in general, would like to see something that pokes holes into the story that so many people hold dear."

 

Findings refuted

 

Israeli archaeologist Amos Kloner, who was among the first to examine the tomb when it was first discovered, said the names marked on the coffins were very common at the time.

 

"I don't accept the news that it was used by Jesus or his family," he told the BBC News website.

 

"The documentary filmmakers are using it to sell their film."

 

Mr Cameron will show two of the coffins at a news conference in New York on Monday.

 

"It doesn't get bigger than this," he said in a press release.

 

"We've done our homework; we've made the case; and now it's time for the debate to begin."

 

Local residents said they were pleased with the attention the tomb has drawn.

 

"It will mean our house prices will go up because Christians will want to live here," one woman said.

 

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It's really weird when people discuss things like Jesus having a son, not being resurrected etc and sweep under the carpet the fact that the whole son of God/resurrection thing is almost certainly completely fictional.

 

'It doesn't mean he wasn't resurrected'   :idiot2: Oh, well that's alright then.

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Experts are sayng the claims are unsubstantiated shit.  If Cameron had said something similar about the Prophet Mohamed, he'd be in hiding for the rest of his life.

 

Silly thing to say in these times Kitty... ^-^

 

Anyway the Prophet never claimed to be the son of God or his followers claim he was the son of God or any variations thereafter... :angel:

 

Are people sure Cameron isn't just having a laugh/publicity for a new project etc..

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Experts are sayng the claims are unsubstantiated s***.  If Cameron had said something similar about the Prophet Mohamed, he'd be in hiding for the rest of his life.

 

Silly thing to say in these times Kitty... ^-^

 

Anyway the Prophet never claimed to be the son of God or his followers claim he was the son of God or any variations thereafter... :angel:

 

Are people sure Cameron isn't just having a laugh/publicity for a new project etc..

 

That,aside from the fact that everyone knows where he is buried and is visited by millions every year..

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Anyway the Prophet never claimed to be the son of God or his followers claim he was the son of God or any variations thereafter... :angel:

 

I thought the idea that Jesus was the son of God only came about decades after he died anyway (and after zombie Jesus died for that matter)?

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