Christ’s Temporal Burial Place Exposed for First Time in Centuries

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JERUSALEM (National Geographic) For the first time in centuries, scientists have exposed the original surface of what is traditionally considered the tomb of Jesus Christ. Located in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, the tomb has been covered by marble cladding since at least 1555 A.D., and most likely centuries earlier.

“The marble covering of the tomb has been pulled back, and we were surprised by the amount of fill material beneath it,” said Fredrik Hiebert, archaeologist-in-residence at the National Geographic Society, a partner in the restoration project. “It will be a long scientific analysis, but we will finally be able to see the original rock surface on which, according to tradition, the body of Christ was laid.”

According to Christian tradition, the body of Jesus Christ was laid on a shelf or “burial bed” hewn from the side of a limestone cave following his crucifixion by the Romans in A.D. 30 or possibly 33. Christian belief says Christ was resurrected after death, and women who came to anoint his body three days after the burial reported that no remains were present.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Christians should not have any idols. Period. (Exodus ch.20)

    • Moise / Moses

      Let them: they are blind guides; and if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the pit. “[as written] 15/14 Matthew and Luke 6/39, 7/15 and their deeds Matthew; 2 Timothy 3 / 1-6 [7], 8.9; 4 / 3.4; Romania 16/18; 2 Peter 2 / 1-3; 1 Timothy 4/7; 6 / 4.5; Matthew 23 / 1.2 [3-10 ], 13-15,24-28.
      = Best regards. -Messiah _ Romania 5/14; _ Luke 18/8, … Moses Gheorghe- My New Name (corroborated) Romania 10 / 14- How? Revelation 2/17; 3/12; Acts 4 / 12; 26/23; Luke 16 / 29.31; 24/25 -27.45 -Understand ?! John 1 / 1.14; 3/16, [19]; 4/25 [26] ; 5/39; 9/39; 10 / 8.11, 2012 -2016; Exit / reference / Exodus 4/1, [10], 11, 2012-2016

  • Robert

    As for me I’m going with Gods truth found in Romans 5: 4,5, 6 and 7. . Which started the
    reformation And

    because the other way is what I must do and being a lazy sinner from birth I already blew that way to pieces .. that other way is

    Be perfect as God the Father is PERFECT. .Mathew 5 :48 ( And that’s not going to happen.)

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      It means to be merciful. Read Luke chapter 6, too. “But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.” Redeemed Christians are merciful because of the mercy of Jesus Christ.

  • pretap

    Very sorry folks but I’m just NOT buying this, I DON’T believe that anyone knows where Christ is buried, and I think our Heavenly Father wants it to stay that way. Yes, I could be wrong.

    • Moise / Moses

      Have you spoken correctly, that none of those who call themselves priests, pastors and teachers in various theologians and religion do not know where the tomb of Jesus, “The book is still sealed” (see) _ Daniel 12 / 4.9 “until today” _ Romania 11/8, “to me” _ Romania 5/14; _ Rev. 5/3 -5.9, such as those lead mankind astray and manipulate in order to obtain money and domination [as written in the Scriptures] (corroborated) _ Matthew 7/15; 15 / 8.14; _ Mark 7 / 6-9; _ Luca 6/39; _ Matthew 23 / 1.2 [3-10], 13-15,24-28; _ 2 Peter 2 / 1-3; _ 2 Timothy 3 / 1-6. [7], 8.9; 4 / 3.4; _ Romania 16/18.
      = Sincerely. -Mesia / Moses Gheorghe – Romania 5/14; 10 / [16] 17-20; 16/25; _ John 10 / 8.11, from 2012-2016; Exit / Sending / Exodus 4/1.[10].11.2012-2016.