For as long as man has worshipped a god, there have been forgers, crafty hucksters who seize on a believer's desire to possess material proof of the divine. In Jerusalem, it is a bountiful trade. The old adage is that if all the splinters of the True Cross were gathered from across Christendom, it would yield a wooden crucifix the size of a Manhattan skyscraper. Even back in the Middle Ages, pilgrims visiting Jerusalem told of hawkers who sold counterfeit bones and relics of saints.
Believers and scientists alike were shocked by the accusations that not only was the James ossuary a fake but so were two other rare objects of biblical significance: an inscribed pomegranate and the gold-flecked Jehoash tablet, which both supposedly came from Solomon's Temple, destroyed by the Babylonians in the 6th century B.C. Those two relics are linked to Golan's workshop, say police. As Burleigh describes it, the...
What SermonAudio didn't refer to one of there own posts! [URL=http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=25737]]]Forbes: Holy Relics[/URL]
You were quite right, Lance, Protestants didn't take the James Ossuary [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/historical-Jesus/the-Jesus-family-tomb/the-Jesus-family-tomb-witherington-response-10th-tomb.htm]]]The Smoking Gun -- Tenth Talpiot Ossuary Proved to be Blank[/URL] any more than the do Catholic relics. [URL=http://www.johnankerberg.org/Articles/historical-Jesus/the-Jesus-family-tomb/DL9LTOJ.pdf]]]9 Facts That Disprove the Claims About The Lost Tomb of Jesus.[/URL] A pdf file that is designed to be turned into a pamphlet, and says something about the brother of Jesus and James' relics.
Corporal wrote: "For as long as man has worshipped a god, there have been forgers, crafty hucksters who seize on a believer's desire to possess material proof of the divine." Aaw now c'mon fellas we shouldn't call the Roman Catholics "crafty hucksters" - should we??? Hey Thumper I thought it was a Landrover that Paul used???
I am pleased to announce that I have, FOR SALE (of course), Mary's eyeliner brush, Paul's Blackberry and a few pieces of the original Minivan that the apostle's drove around Jerusalem in. Silly? No more silly than any other Catholic, IDOLATROUS, relics!!!