KARAITE ISRAELITE MOSQUE OF ASCENSION
AND THE TEMPLE OF KEDAR MINISTRIES
(The Original Kedar-Rite of the Karaim)
QARAY - KARAITES قريظة
HEAD ARCHAEOLOGIST CONFIRMED THE DISCOVERY OF JESUS' TOMB
THE WIDOW OF THE HEAD ARCHAEOLOGIST WHO DISCOVERED THE TALPIOT TOMB IN 1980 REVEALS THAT HER DECEASED HUSBAND BELIEVED THAT THE TOMB WAS THAT OF JESUS AND HIS FAMILY BUT FEARED AN ANTI-SEMITIC BACKLASH AND THEREFORE TOOK HIS SECRET TO THE GRAVE.
"Late Wednesday, at the closing session of a conference sponsored by the Princeton Theological Seminary which considered the headline grabbing claims made last year in a documentary film and book that the tomb of Jesus and his family have been found, the widow of archaeologist Yosef Gat, Ruth, rocked the proceedings."
Ruth Gat attended the Princeton conference to accept a posthumous lifetime achievement award for her husband, a major figure in Biblical archaeology. As top scholars from around the world listened she stated, "My husband, the lead archaeologist of the East Talpiot tomb in southern Jerusalem, believed that the tomb he excavated in 1980 was, indeed, the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family." Gat's widow said that her husband believed that the bone boxes that he removed from the tomb contained the mortal remains of Jesus, Mary, Mary Magdalene and Judah, son of Jesus. "The reason he never published his opinion," she said "was because, as a Holocaust survivor, he feared that the announcement might spark anti-Semitism around the world. As a result, he took his secret to the grave."
Gat's widow also stated that she was happy that the world has become a more civilized place and that Gat's opinions could finally be aired at a scholarly conference and in an atmosphere of reasonable debate.
Another revelation concerned Andrey Feuerverger, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Toronto, who had done the initial statistical study that concluded a 600:1 probability in favor of the tomb being the Jesus family tomb. At the conference, Professor Feuerverger revealed for the first time that his statistical model has now been peer-reviewed and accepted by the leading statistical journal Annals of Applied Statistics and will be published in their first issue of 2008 in February. "
In 1980, the Tomb containing the Ossuary burial boxes of Jesus Christ, his Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, his Brother Joses and his Son Judah were unearthed in the Talpiot section of Jerusalem. Another Ossuary bearing the inscription: James the Brother of Jesus was proven to have come from the very same tomb. Dr.Feuervenger,the head Professor of Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Toronto carried out a study which concluded that the odds were 600:1 in favor of the Ossuary boxes being that of Jesus, and his Family.