A Boomer Chronicles Exclusive: Jesus’ Tomb

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Did you watch the show on the Discovery Channel about The Lost Tomb of Jesus? I can’t decide if that’s really his tomb or not. You decide.

On a related subject, we at The Boomer Chronicles want to be your go-to site for all things Shroud of Turin. So here is the latest update:

The Shroud of Turin is still a fake.

11 Responses to “A Boomer Chronicles Exclusive: Jesus’ Tomb”

  1. rosemary Says:

    I heard the news story about the tomb…and got the occupants wrong except for Jesus. Years ago…and I do mean years, I did a HUGE paper on the shroud. It was before the carbon testing was done and my research didn’t solve the question for me…didn’t know if it was a fake or authentic. In a way I was let down when the testing was complete….kind of something to either hope for or ???? what I’m not sure. Still feels strange….that is the whole thing about Jesus.

  2. laurie Says:

    I haven’t seen it yet. I’ve heard bits and pieces about it. Should I make time to watch?

  3. Rhea Says:

    Rosemary: Cool, so you know a lot about the shroud.
    Laurie: It aired last weekend, where I live. Perhaps it will be repeated. I thought it was interesting. It talked a lot about the probability of certain names occurring in the time of Jesus. And the probability of those names appearing together (on the ossuaries).

  4. Bice Says:

    What’s next? I suppose you’re going to tell me pro wrestling is fake too! You are the destroyer of dream Rhea. ;)

  5. Alexa Says:

    Check out the official site for historical relevance and great interview footage with Simcha Jakobovichi:


  6. John Pangia Says:

    Sid doesn’t care if the bones ar real or not, he has his own agenda going :)

  7. Suldog Says:

    Finding a box full of bones proves nothing conclusively, even if there is a name inscribed, unless there is some way to prove that the bones in the box actually belonged to whomever is named on the box. As the leader of an “outlaw” religious sect, there would be quite a few attempts at discrediting whatever stories were circulating. Since the crux of the story hinges on his tomb being empty, the easiest way to do that discreditation was to pile some bones in a box and inscribe his name on it.

    Having said that, I’ll admit I did not watch the whole show, just bits. I may feel differently after a complete viewing.

  8. Rhea Says:

    Bice: Pro wrestling is real. Everything else is fake.
    Alexa: Thanks for writing in.
    John: Ah, controversy! We like that.
    Suldog: True, they could be bones from God know who? Get it? But I think this thing will not be settled for a very long time, if ever.

  9. Pete Aldin Says:

    The way I read it the tomb contained the bones of “Jesus” (or Joshua in Hebrew) and Mary. No surname. How many Joshuas and Marys do you know? How many do you think there were back then?

    This kinda “contraversy” makes me laugh. Like when Dan Brown writes a great piece of fiction and people start treating it as fact.

  10. Bice Says:

    Ahh… (emotional meltdown avoided) Thank you.

  11. Wayne Says:

    Rosemary: It sounds like you didn’t hear the latest about the Shroud of Turin. It has been determined that the carbon tested corner section of the Shroud was actually a sewed-in patchwork from the middle ages that they originally unknowingly tested. That is why the carbon date came up only 700-800 years old. This has been determined through chemical analysis. The scientists did not actually carbon test the main cloth itself, which through other analysis and tests has been determined to be older, between 1,500 and 2,500 years old – therefore, still a very good possibility of it being authentic, or at least closer to the right time period. This revised shroud testing fact then allows the Shroud of Turin to also support the writings of the similarly described Middle East Image of Edessa cloth from 100 A.D., to 1200 A.D. when the Edessa cloth then dissappeared when the Crusades invaded.

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