Thursday, April 12, 2007

Experts back away from Jesus's tomb claims
Several scholars who appeared in the documentary The Lost Tomb of Jesus — which purported that a tomb found in a Jerusalem suburb was that of Jesus of Nazareth — have backtracked on their claims, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post.

The controversy comes two months after the documentary, produced by Canada's James Cameron and shot by Toronto filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici, aired on the Discovery Channel.

The documentary explored the theory that a tomb in the suburb of Talpiot is that of Jesus of Nazareth and his family, including his mother, a wife who filmmakers believe to be Mary Magdalene and a son.

OOOOooooo. . . .so unexpected!