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Where has Jesus' body been since ~30 CE?
In Heaven or in a Jerusalem tomb?

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Overview:

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.

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Topics covered in this section:

bullet What the Bible, Qur'an and the Naked Archeologist say about Jesus' location
 
bullet Information about the tomb
 
bullet Implications to Christianity if the tomb is Jesus'
bullet Implications to the belief in Jesus' resurrection
 
bullet Reactions from theologians and others

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The official site for Simcha Jacobovici's "Lost Tomb of Jesus" film is at: http://www.jesusfamilytomb.com

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Copyright 2007 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2007-FEB-26
Latest update: 2007-FEB-28
Author: B.A. Robinson

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