The Jesus Family Tomb

Paperback | March 27, 2007 | Large Print

bySimcha Jacobovici

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The Jesus Family Tomb tells the story of what may be the greatest archaeological find of all time—the discovery of the family tomb of Jesus of Nazareth

The Jesus Family Tomb includes:

  • A gripping real-life detective story that combines history, archaeology and cutting-edge science, and reveals the truth behind 2,000 years of mystery
  • Scientific details about the Jesus family tomb ossuaries
  • Results from DNA tests performed on human residue taken out of the Jesus ossuary and the Mary Magdalene ossuary

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The Jesus Family Tomb tells the story of what may be the greatest archaeological find of all time—the discovery of the family tomb of Jesus of NazarethThe Jesus Family Tomb includes:A gripping real-life detective story that combines history, archaeology and cutting-edge science, and reveals the truth behind 2,000 years of mysteryScient...

The Jesus Family Tomb tells the story of what may be the greatest archaeological find of all time—the discovery of the family tomb of Jesus of NazarethThe Jesus Family Tomb includes:A gripping real-life detective story that combines history, archaeology and cutting-edge science, and reveals the truth behind 2,000 years of mysteryScient...

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Format:Paperback | Large PrintDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.96 inPublished:March 27, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061252999

ISBN - 13:9780061252990

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disinformation and Sensationalism Despite vehement ridicule from scientists and scholars worldwide (secular and otherwise), this uncorroborated conjecture has enjoyed widespread popularity. But twisted facts and a lot of fiction make little more than an interesting novel. If you're looking for honest science and peer corroborated research look elsewhere.
Date published: 2007-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forensic Archaeology at Its Most Exciting I found this book to be absolutely gripping! I couldn’t put it down. Most of it describes physical events, i.e., the tomb’s discovery, its excavation, the cataloguing and storing of its contents, the analysis of samples of DNA (found within ossuaries), the scientific determination of the mineral signatures of ossuary and tomb surfaces, the necessary probabilistic considerations, etc. All of this is described in prose that is as exiting as that of any best-selling who-done-it. Some of the middle chapters contain historical information stemming from various gospels and other ancient and medieval sources. Included with this historical information are rounds of healthy speculation by the authors and their associates as they try to interpret the contents of the tomb in light of biblical and historical texts. The writing style is very engaging, friendly and clear such that both biblical as well as scientific terms and concepts are explained for everyone to understand. This book would likely be relished the most by those fascinated by history, archaeology (biblical in this case) and forensic science. But the key element here for enjoying this book to the maximum is, I believe, to keep an open mind – as all objective investigators, researchers and interested individuals should do.
Date published: 2007-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from A Tribute to Human Foolishness Hogwash! I daresay a cave troll could make claims more valid than this piece of fishtank residue.
Date published: 2007-03-18

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“This discovery is potentially the last nail in the coffin of biblical literalism”