The tomb of Jesus
According to church doctrine, Jesus bodily ascended to heaven. In esoteric and Gnostic Christianity, this has always been a curious and strange idea. A spiritual resurrection, OK! But a resurrection in the flesh is an event many sources of old could not accept. For instance, the writing “The Treatise on the Resurrection” from the Nag Hammadi Library (in the Jung Codex) is illuminating. In the oldest Christianity, the Judaic or Jewish Christianity, one never thought of a resurrection in the flesh.
At the time of Jesus’ death on the cross, people believed that the man died, but not his “power,” the Logos (or Christ Power) which was active in his followers. And now, all of a sudden there is the discovery of Jesus’ tomb containing his ossuary (bone box). He was buried in a tomb that was laid bare in 1980, together with his beloved Mary Magdalene (Mariamne), their son, Judah, his brother Joseph, his mother Mary, with Matthew and a few others whose names are not (yet) known.
In 1980, when builders stumbled on a tomb in the suburb Talpiot in Jerusalem, no one wanted to believe it with the exception of one of the archaeologists, who as one of the first to examine the tomb, Yosef Gat. He immediately made a connection between the names that appeared on the ossuaries. This was Jesus’ family tomb. The man experienced an intense inner conflict between truth or denial. Telling the truth would probably engender a new wave of anti-Semitism. This Jewish man raised in Poland under the horrible Nazi terror, chose in favor of denial. However, his widow, during the scientific congress in Jerusalem, chose for the truth. No matter how much this may sound like the Da Vinci Code story, it is not fiction, but reality, and may have far-reaching consequences for the traditional Christian faith. This may explain the persistent opposition in the theological world. Many bend over backwards with inaccurate and untenable arguments to say that it is all nonsense.
Just read the book, view the documents and judge for yourself.