Sunday, September 25, 2011

BOX 2000 YEARS CAN Cemetery Shed New Light On The Death Of Christ?

It seems that some of the writings of a small, 2000-year-old burial box could provide researchers with new information on the death of Jesus Christ.

It is believed the limestone box called an ossuary small and used for the reburial of the bones could reveal the house of Caiaphas, the high priest involved in the crucifixion of Jesus.

The Israel Antiquities Authority, who confiscated the looters ossuary three years ago, passed along the Prof. Yuval Goren of Tel Aviv University Department of Archaeology, who led the effort for authentication.

And after a comprehensive review of the case, Goren says the inscription on it is authentic, "Beyond a reasonable doubt"

And spelling a little unusual to open 'new light on one of the men who were behind the death of Jesus

The inscription reads: "Miriam, the daughter of Yeshua Caiaphus Sun, pastor of Beth Maaziah Imri," naming the woman died in three generations and a possible location.

The word "Maaziah" refers to a clan that was the last of about 24 orders of priests during the high period of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. There are records of the clan of Jewish Talmudic sources that detail their lives after dispersal in the Galilee in AD 70.

And the reference to "Beit Imri" gives a new perspective on the location of the family before migration.

Although you may Beit Imri refers to another order of priesthood, the researchers say the Bible is more likely to refer to a geographic location, probably the Caiaphus family "of people.

Ossuary burial site is believed to be from the Valley of Elah, south-west of Jerusalem.

The valley, according to tradition, is the mythical place of the battle mentioned in the Bible between David and the giant named Goliath.

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