Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Tomb Controversy Concluded

This research has laid to rest the last remaining thread upon which the tomb hung.

The tomb is doomed:

The point of the article is to show that the inscription on the ossuary is not "Mariamne", as asserted in the blasphemous tomb movie, but "Mariame kai Mara" (Mary and Martha).

This kills the Tomb story at least two ways:

  • it is fairly conclusive evidence that at least two women's bones were placed in the ossuary. Why would someone go to the trouble of carving, in a second hand, as we can see from the shape of the writing, a second woman's name? It cannot be to foil DNA proof regarding the first body Mirame, since DNA was not understood when the names were inscribed. Nevertheless, it does foil the proof, because there is now no way to determine whether the DNA evaluated was Mary's or Martha's.

  • it destroys the alleged literary connection to the Acts of Philip, upon which the connection between Mariamne and Mary Magdelene was originally claimed.

Let's see if any official retractions follow.



Anonymous said...

I prefer the shorter posts. Time is precious. Good job.

Turretinfan said...

Thanks for the backpat. The post was short because the subject is not that meaty.

Other posts are long because they relate to Scripture:

Psalm 119:97 (Section "MEM") O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.


Anonymous said...

It's always pleasant to see this kind of nonsense being shown for what it is...nonsense.

Keep up the work in Christ,