Jesus' Tomb and Other Archeological Debates

The 'lost tomb of Jesus' is the latest in a series of controversial finds about Jesus, his family, & his apostles.

 



Jesus' Tomb

In February 2007, documentary maker Simcha Jacobovici and Oscar-winning director James Cameron announced that their new film, "The Burial Cave of Jesus," reveals that a tomb found in 1980 in Jerusalem belongs to Jesus. Many archaeologists are disputing the claim.



News: Filmmakers Claim Jesus' Tomb Found in Jerusalem

The makers of a new documentary claim that a tomb found in a Jerusalem cave 36 years ago belongs to Jesus Christ.



An Empty Theory and an Empty Tomb

Why should we be skeptical of 'The Lost Tomb of Jesus'? Let us count the ways. By Ben Witherington III



What Do You Think About the "Lost Tomb of Jesus"?

Share your thoughts in the discussion.



J-Walking: This Is Not New

The supposed discovery of Jesus' tomb is just a rehash of old accusations made about a tomb discovered 27-years ago. By David Kuo



Discuss: Would Jesus Have Human DNA?

Was Jesus Buried?

A scholar explores what might have happened to the body of a crucified criminal in Roman practice. By John Dominic Crossan



Paul's Tomb

In December 2006 Vatican archaeologists identified a sarcophagus believed to contain the remains of the Apostle Paul.



Grave Beneath Rome Church Believed to Be St. Paul's

Trivia Quiz: What Do You Know About Paul?

All About Paul

Whether you know him as Saint Paul, Apostle Paul, or the author of two-thirds of the New Testament, explore this hero of Christian faith.



The Gospel of Judas

In April 2006, scholars announced the publication of "The Gospel of Judas," a gnostic gospel consisting of a conversation between Jesus and Judas.



Listen: Why This Gospel Matters

Interview with Bible scholar Karen King



All Gospels Are Not Created Equal

By Philip Jenkins



Excerpts from the 'Gospel of Judas'

Read conversations between Jesus and Judas from the newly-translated 'Gospel of Judas'.



Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Judas

Many Christians see him as history's worst traitor. Others see him as misunderstood. How much do you know about Judas Iscariot? Take our quiz.



The James Ossuary

Scholars announced in October 2002 that they'd found an empty tomb believed to be the final resting place of "James, the Brother of Jesus." Then the Israel Antiquities Authority announced the ossuary was a fake in June, 2003.



Investigating the Authenticity of the James Ossuary

Of Politics and Patina: Is the Case Closed for the James Ossuary?

The Family of Jesus

Who's who in the biblical cast of characters



FAQ on the James Ossuary

Beliefnet's Bible expert discusses the implications of the find. By Ben Witherington III

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