JESUS’S, MARY’S AND JOSEPHS COMPLICATE CLAIM

One oblong clay box, measuring 65 centimeters by 25 centimeters by 30 centimeters, had an engraving reading “Yeshua Bar Yohosef” (Jesus son of Joseph) and another box in the area was inscribed as “Mary,” but they were not necessarily the burial repositories of Christianity’s holy family, reported the Associated Press, among other sources. Motti Neiger, the Israel Antiquities Authority spokesperson, dismissed the public allegations that the boxes excavated from a building site near Jerusalem had once contained the bones of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. Neiger considered the claim as “a nice news story for Easter.” The boxes had been discovered by a reporter from BBC1, Douglas Hogg, and his Heart of the Matter television program associates. The Sunday Times of London had published a report, which lured many correspondents to the basement warehouse of the Israel Antiquities Authority in order to view the coffins. The box of “Yeshua Bar […] Read More