News, Nails of the Cross of Jesus Found?
An Israeli-Canadian journalist believed that he may have managed to track down two iron nails used to crucify Jesus Christ. Or at least, it was a "long-lost relic."
Host and producer Simcha Jacobovici finds a startling fact: In 1990, Israeli archaeologists excavated a 2,000-year-old burial cave and found two spikes made by the Romans, but to hide the findings.
Based on the negotiations, eventually HC may publish the discovery of two ossuaries - stone burial box containing the human bones. The coffin was written inscription "Caiaphas" and "Joseph con of Caiaphas". Last crate is now displayed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.
According to the Gospel, or Caiaphas the high priest Caiaphas was the Jews who betrayed Jesus to the Romans to crucify him. "There is general scientific consensus that the tomb where the nails are found most likely owned by Caiaphas at the time. Then thank, but found in the tomb is very rare," Jacobovici said outside the high stone wall in the Old City, where Jesus spent his last day.
When Jacobovici find a brief reference about the official archaeologist of nails in the report, he admitted, "My jaw seemed to go down," he likens.
"It would be as if, 2,000 years from now, archaeologists discovered a cave Muhammad Ali but forgot to mention a pair of boxing gloves to be found there. There's nothing special about a boxing glove, but if it is a special glove that has significance Special to the famous boxer, will be different meaning not? " he said.
Jacobovici had been a program host at the station archaeologist Naked History International and working with filmmaker James Cameron in 2007 to make a controversial documentary film, "The Lost Tomb of Jesus."
He previously had asked the Israel Antiquities Authority about nails it. "I was told they had lost."
Caiaphas, he said, is known as one: the trial and crucifixion of Jesus. "He probably felt compelled to take it with her nails into his grave," says Jacobovici.
There is also a belief among some ancient Jews that the nails from the cross of Jesus has the power of healing and "ticket to heaven."
However, Gabriel Barkay, professor of archeology at Bar-Ilan University, doubts the findings. "There is no evidence whatsoever that they are from the tomb of Caiaphas," he said. "That's guess."
Nails are used for "various purposes," said Barkay, "of improving the iron gates and wooden doors for a coffin, in addition to the crucifixion."
Ronny Reich, Haifa University archaeologist who also has examined the Cave of Caiaphas, believe the cave was "owned by family members of Caiaphas." But he was not sure of the authenticity of the wood nail it as penyalib Jesus.