Thursday, April 12, 2007

Jesus' Tomb - When the Walls come Tumbling Down

Well, it looks like the walls are tumbling down on the Jesus Tomb story. The James Cameron & Canadian filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici movie "Lost Tomb of Jesus" is now losing it's own scholarly backing.

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Professor Andrey Feuervreger (who is featured in the movie) originally stated that the odds this was Jesus' tomb were 600 to 1 in favor. Now he has retracted that statement to say that it's 600 to 1 odds that the cluster of names on the tomb would appear together. Two very different statements

The most startling change of opinion featured in the 16-page paper is that of University of Toronto statistician Professor Andrey Feuerverger, who stated those 600 to one odds in the film. Feuerverger now says that these referred to the probability of a cluster of such names appearing together.

Even the Discovery Channel is backtracking...

... a statement on the Discovery Channel's Web site, which previously read "a statistical study commissioned by the broadcasters...concludes that the probability factor is 600 to 1 in favor of this being the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family," in keeping with Feuerverger's statement, has been altered and now reads, "a statistical study commissioned by the broadcasters... concludes that the probability factor is in the order of 600 to 1 that an equally 'surprising' cluster of names would arise purely by chance under given assumptions."

I don't know why this doesn't get as much news press as the original claim. "The Christian faith would be shaken to it's core because of this new discovery!"

The critics were right all along...another Hoax. Read the rest of the story HERE, you won't find it too many other places.

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