An Israeli court has ruled that the so-called “Jesus Tomb” is not a fake but theologians should decide if it is genuine.
The Christian Post reports that the tomb was discovered in the 1980s. It was made famous in the 2007 documentary “The Lost Tomb of Jesus.” The film claimed the tomb included inscriptions of Jesus’ names and his family, evidence that Jesus had a wife and children.
The court has now awarded filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici over $216,000 for a critic’s claims that the tomb is a fake.
Still, many experts deny that the tomb holds the remains of Jesus.
Bible archaeology professor Scott Stripling said, "I have been to the Talpiot Tomb and interviewed one of the archaeologists who excavated it in 1980. There is no evidence that Jesus or his family members were buried there, certainly not his supposed wife and son. Those behind this latest announcement traffic in sensationalism, not archaeology.”
Publication date: June 9, 2015