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Archaeologists in Jerusalem have discovered a coffin with an inscription they claim represents the resurrection of Jesus Christ, engraved soon after his death.

Biblical historian James Tabor from the University of North Carolina and filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici found the ossuary, a stone burial box, in a first-century tomb, US program Nightline reported.

They claim an engraving on the side of the box depicts Old Testament prophet Jonah being swallowed by a whale, which Tabor said symbolises the resurrection of Jesus.

What do you think of the engraving? Have your say below.

According to the Bible, Jonah spent three days in the belly of a whale, or giant fish, before being vomited back onto dry land.

The miracle lines up with death of Jesus, who was resurrected three days after being crucified on Good Friday.

But while Professor Tabor argues the engraving offers an early representation of Christianity, other religious scholars are more sceptical.

Duke University religious studies professor Mark Goodacre said the illustration does not depict Jonah and is more likely to be a picture of a vase.

"He's seeing things that simply aren't there," Professor Goodacre said.

"His head is so full of Da Vinci Code."

Professor Tabor and Mr Jacobovici used a camera mounted on a robotic arm to explore the tomb and discover the ossuary.

Mr Jacobovici was previously criticised for the discovery of another tomb five years ago, which he claimed contained the bones of Jesus, his mother Mary and disciple Mary Magdalene.

The new tomb was discovered just 60m away from Mr Jacobovici's earlier discovery.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8449714/coffin-depicts-jesus-resurrection

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filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici found the ossuary


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I'd be far less skeptical if this had been found by someone who was NOT a Biblical historian.
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one of the comments "There is more evidence for the existence of Jesus than anyone else in history, check it out!"

There's more evidence for Jesus than Moses... which is none at all...

Whatever happened to "proof denies faith"?
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Looks like what Snoopy would be if he were a fish. And... finding something about the Resurrection right after Easter?
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yes, all this talk of Jesus makes me want to sing !!!!!


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^that is f*cking horrible.
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If the image in the link is an actual picture of the carving, why does the carving have a shadow? I am confused.



because the image itself is a shadow of things to come. duh.
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According to the Bible, Jonah spent three days in the belly of a whale, or giant fish, before being vomited back onto dry land.

The miracle lines up with death of Jesus, who was resurrected three days after being crucified on Good Friday.

my first thought is how do those two ideas go together? being inside a whale for 3 days and being thrown up means jesus was dead for 3 days and magically brought back to life? im never going to think of Pinocchio the same way again.

second thought is the picture itself.

this looks like neither a vase nor a whale puking up some dude. i thought it was an angel at first...
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**** all the Jesus shit.

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"He's seeing things that simply aren't there," Professor Goodacre said.

"His head is so full of Da Vinci Code."


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