THE CAIAPHAS OSSUARY
G’day to you all!
And another fine day it is regardless of the weather, storms of our lives, and even persecution. When we set our eternal self in alignment with the vine (because we are the branches), with He that lives with us and in us and us in Him this old world will grow dim and we will see with new spiritual eyes. Hallelujah! I also want to share with you that a video trailer is going to be released for my new novel "The Golden Strand of Shinar" next Monday December 11th. But you can check out a pre-release video clip now on youTube. Just type into the search bar the title of the book (Don't go to videos)! Or click on this link:
Speaking of seeing with new eyes, I wish everyone who is presented with infallible evidence would see the Truth with new eyes. Last week we looked at the Pontius Pilate stone. Now we’ll take a look at the Caiaphas ossuary. If you recall, Caiaphas was the High Priest of the Jews at the time of Jesus’s crucifixion and played a major role in Christ’s death. If this “story” was just a fairy tale then why has Caiaphas’s ossuary been discovered and what exactly is an ossuary? Itis a burial box and twelve were unearthed over a decade and a half ago. Caiaphas’s ossuary was one of them, discovered in a burial chamber unearthed by construction workers in November 1990 in the Peace Forest near the North Talpiot neighborhood south of Jerusalem.
“The especially beautiful ossuary is twice inscribed ‘Joseph, son of Caiaphas’ and held the bones of a 60-year-old male…Caiaphas is generally accepted, even by otherwise sceptical scholars, as a historical figure. According to the New York Times and a number of Biblical scholars, if authentic andattributable to high priest Caiaphas, the ossuary is an important confirmation of the New Testament account, and facilitates understanding of the historical Jesus.”1
It has recently been verified as legitimate (and not the result of forgers trying to increase the artifact’s value) by Yuval Goren of Tel Aviv University and Boaz Zissu of Bar Ilan University. The box was constructed of limestone and is covered in decorative rosettes and is inscribed on one side. Researcher Goren has stated, “Beyond any reasonable doubt, the inscription is authentic.” Due to thousands of yearsspent underground, these ossuaries, researchers say, develop a distinct coating of microbes, algae and lichen which cannot be replicated by forgers.
It seems God has taken great care of every little detail to make it easy for us to verify the Bible contains unaltered, accurate documentations. Hallelujah! That’s the God I serve!
God bless and take care,
Welsh, Jennifer, Live Science | August 30, 2011 05:30pm ET