Scientists Discover Christs Burial Slab

Discussion in 'Natural Revelation and God's Creation' started by Anglicanorthodoxy, Oct 27, 2016.

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  1. Stope

    Stope Puritan Board Sophomore

  2. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    archaeology can add useful, interesting information to our understanding of the physical realm in which the Biblical narrative unfolds. But we have to be careful to interpret scripture with scripture -- while we know these events took place in time and space, we cannot interpret scripture by archaeology.
     
  3. Djenks

    Djenks Puritan Board Freshman

  4. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    How do they know it's his?
     
  5. lynnie

    lynnie Puritan Board Senior

    My guess is that even though scripture teaches clearly that we worship the Father no longer based on a geographic place, "not in this mountain or in Jerusalem", somebody is going to make a boatload of money off pilgrims coming to touch the slab, including evangelicals.
     
  6. Peairtach

    Peairtach Puritan Board Doctor

    Biblical archaeology is interesting, even fascinating, but it is only indirect or circumstantial evidence at best, and fallible and capable of being wrong or falsified. I suppose it's possible that it has been used to make some reconsider the direct evidence of God's Word where they were converted.

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  7. Philip

    Philip Puritan Board Graduate

    Given the location, it seems to fit where the tomb should have been. Of course the fact that Constantine built a huge church around it does make it difficult to get further confirmation. This archaeological team has a rare opportunity in that regard.

    Likely no one's going to be touching it. No one (or very few at any rate) has touched it since Constantine. But you're right that pilrimage to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher has historically been a huge deal. Trouble is, that what with general instability over the last 1700 years, there's not a lot of money there. The four jurisdictions that have a presence at the church end up spending most of the revenue on repairing the fabric of the building (last rebuilt after the First Crusade).
     
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