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Fresh Criticism of Jesus Family Tomb

The latest criticism of the Jesus family tomb centers on the tomb .

Andrew Greeley, a revered priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and distinguished lecturer of the University of Arizona, is basing his views on the logistics of the East Talpiot tomb to refute the theory put forth by Simcha Jacobovici and his team that Jesus was buried following the crucifixion and that the tomb contains both his ossuary and those of members of his family.

Greeley states that because Jesus and his family were poor and lived in the small, underprivileged village of Nazareth, neither Jesus nor his family would have been able to afford such an elaborate tomb or ossuaries, both of which were reserved for the elite in first-century Israel.

In addition, Greeley finds fault with the geographical location of the tomb. He believes that Jesus would not have been buried in Nazareth, but rather in Galilee, Jesusí hometown.

According to Greeley, the location of the tomb is also problematic in that he believes it either was the actual site of, or was located close to, a Christian necropolis. Therefore, Greeley states, the tomb would have most likely been discovered either by Roman or Jewish authorities and destroyed, and the body of Jesus would have been used as evidence to refute the resurrection.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times

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Christian Leaders Weigh In on Jesus Family Tomb Discovery03/07/2007
Experts Weigh in on Jesus Tomb Find03/02/2007
Israel Authorities May Open Talpiot Tomb to the Public02/27/2007
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