About Yeshua of Nazareth,
a.k.a. Jesus Christ
Where has Jesus' body been since ~30 CE?
In Heaven or in a Jerusalem tomb?
The Bible says that Jesus rose bodily to Heaven after his
resurrection. The Qur'an, the holy book of Islam,
denies that Jesus was ever crucified or resurrected. But it states that Jesus
did ascend to Heaven later in his life -- perhaps at
the time of his death. Both religions teach that he is currently in Heaven.
Simcha Jacoboviciis is a Canadian director of documentary movies. He is known as "The Naked Archeologist"
because he stars in a his series of half-hour programs called by that name. He
has co-authored a book and co-created a documentary movie claiming that the
family tomb of Joseph and Mary has been found with the remains of Yeshua of
Nazareth and his wife Mary Magdelene and several of Jesus' brothers.
The suggestion that Jesus' is not alive in Heaven, but that his remains spent
the last two millennia in a Jerusalem tomb has raised a firestorm of angry
responses from theologians.
Topics covered in this section:
The official site for Simcha Jacobovici's "Lost Tomb of
Jesus" film is at:
Copyright © 2007 by
Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2007-FEB-26
Latest update: 2007-FEB-28
Author: B.A. Robinson