I'm intrigued to learn that James Cameron of Titanic fame and filmmaker extraordinaire has produced a documentary about a (possible) discovery of the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. This will air on the Discovery Channel this Sunday at 9pm.
The Talpiot Tomb, pictured here, just outside Jerusalem, dates to the time of Jesus and contains ossuaries labelled with some pretty interesting names: Jesus, son of Joseph; Mary; Matthew; Joseph; and Mary Magadelene. More interestingly, one reads: "Judah, son of Jesus."
The implications are far-reaching. If the dusty bones found in Jesus' ossuary are Jesus's, then that means He wasn't resurrected, is simply a man and is not divine. And why would Mary Magadelene be in the family tomb of Jesus unless she were married to Jesus, as she is otherwise not related? And is Judah the offspring of Jesus and Mary?
Naturally the poo-flingin' has commenced already, with some saying all those names together in one tomb is mere coincidence, as Mary, Jesus, Judah, etc, were all common names at the time.
Others say Cameron is just trying to hop on the Da Vinci Code bandwagon and cash in.
As for me, I think I'll wait until Sunday and watch the documentary and then decide. Until then, for a more complete description of what the documentary is about, visit Discovery.com.