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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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