Film Claims Discovery Of Nails From Jesus`s Cross

Submitted by: midnightblis 5 years ago Science
http://www.reuters.com/news/science

Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? I-A-B, call it.
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Female 6,381
>beep< >beep< >beep< >beep< >bee
Oh, sorry, everyone, that was my bullpoo detector going off.
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Male 68
Who cares they naild a gay hippie to a tree all those years ago? It`s silly to believe in fairy tails of a invisible man in the sky. It`s unbelievable that many people are still that stupid.
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Male 1,678
I have a glass of water that may have been the very same water Jesus pee`d out in the aftermath of one of his famous "water to wine" benders. True story.
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Male 684
I imagine it was common to reuse nails, Romans weren`t like Americans, they didn`t use an alcohol swab before they lethally injected you, they rubbed blood on you before feeding you to lions:)
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Male 677
If it was 2000 years old, and genuinne, he definately would not be touching it with his hands. He would be made to wear gloves to protect it.
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Male 3,076
yeah, and he is still dead...
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Male 12,138
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Male 2,619
Probably from an early IKEA door. Im fairly sure the Romans would have knocked that nail straight in ole Jessy. That looks bent. Either way, he gave good head. So I hear
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Male 2,402
@symmachus

Yes he may not be an anthropologist. He does host a TV show and uses Historians and Archaeologists to back his claim. Such as the one episode with lepers. Proving that leprosy did exist 2000 years ago. In an authenticated Jewish tomb with scientific results of genetic samples showing leprosy of some of the occupants. Now whether it comes from the cross of Christ. That`s another matter. Typically Romans did many of these types of executions. He`s going to have to show more evidence of such to which that point I agree with you.

However like the disagreements in the Archeology community of trans-oceanic voyages throughout the Pacific. I keep an open mind as there are many among yourselves who cannot agree let alone with even with physical evidence. Bicker among yourselves on what is correct.
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Male 23
Did you hear that archeologists found the fossilized core of the poisoned apple that Snow White ate before falling into a deep asleep?

Seems like there are all sorts of archeological fairy tale finds lately...
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Male 24
News like this kills me. As an archeaologist, it drives me crazy that there are yahoos that pull stuff out of the ground (if at all) and claim it to be whatever they want. What was the provenience (the exact three-dimensional location of an artifact or feature within an archaeological site)of the nail?

Jacobovici is just like that Serbian pyramid dude. They think that they have the jump of those pesky "experts" and are revealing something that`s been kept away. Nah, it`s just a dumbass thinking that he is smarter than the people who actually do archaeological research.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Peloos- [you trollin?] There is no denying that someone with many followers claiming to be "The King of the Jews" existed and was crucified.[/quote]

There is some scope for denying it because there aren`t any contempory records at all and the later records are stating what some people believed to be true rather than what was known to be true.

[quote]You can argue if he was really God`s son but the Romans documented most people crucified for criminal actions.[/quote]

There are no Roman records of a trial or execution of Jesus, under any name.

You`re right that the Romans recorded court cases, but the great majority of Roman records have been lost.

I`m not arguing that the lack of records proves he didn`t exist - it`s possible that there were Roman records at the time and place that have since been lost. It`s also possible than it never happened and he never existed at all.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Remember folks, carbon dating only tells us the approximation of "when" not "whom"[/quote]

Carbon dating tells us nothing about iron. If carbon dating was used, it was used on something else.
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Male 15,510
ROFL yeah right
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Male 25,416
Thats it, im making a doco, the dirt Jesus may have walked on
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Male 809
ooooh look! more lies, conjecture and BS from religion! Who would`a thought?
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Male 1,399
tn11 - There is plenty of denying. There was no written history of Jesus while he lived. He didn`t write anything. There is no physical proof. No, not even the Gospels.

You`d best do some research.
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Male 1,587
Peloos- [you trollin?] There is no denying that someone with many followers claiming to be "The King of the Jews" existed and was crucified. You can argue if he was really God`s son but the Romans documented most people crucified for criminal actions. (Most because I doubt Crassus gave all of Spartacus` followers a trial)

I do find this highly suspect though. I mean, c`mon. How could you possibly know if they were the one`s that crucified him? I`m sure they buried a lot of crucified people close to the hill where they crucified people. After all, who wants to carry a criminal`s body far for a decent burial?
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Female 737
Um... no.
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Male 209
Those nails belonged to DAVID Cross, and he`ll be the first to tell you that this is complete...and utter...BS.
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Male 1,815
That`s even less believable than the Shroud of Turin
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Male 3,819
Impossible because Jesus never existed.
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Male 1,021
why did something so lame get posted?
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Male 3,894
"He hails the find as historic, but most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt."

"The Israel Antiquities Authority, which oversaw the Jerusalem excavation, said in reaction to the film`s release that it had never been proven beyond doubt that the tomb was the burial place of Caiaphas. It also said that nails are commonly found in tombs."

TL;DR this guy just wants attention, and "people interested in religion" make up a huge audience.
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Male 2,422
There`s enough B.S. here to make a History Channel program.
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Male 734
Jesus drating Christ I`m sick of stories like this.
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Male 808
I thought they found Noah`s ark a few years back too....ah well I will always put my faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster
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Female 4,349
this is such crap i didn`t even bother to read the whole thing. next it will be the nail clipper jesus used to clip his toenails, or the lice infected balnket jesus used. stupid idiot religious zealots. As if there was nothing better to worry about in the world. They waste years and years obsessing about a couple of nails?
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Male 2,440
Anyone else remember a few years back when a couple of guys tried to convince the world that they had the carcass of Bigfoot?

Same thing.
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Female 1,435
lol @zombunny. XD
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Female 311
If Human DNA is found on it then MAYBE they could have been used to crucify SOMEONE. Jesus isn`t the only person who was nailed to a cross back then, crucifixion was a form of execution.
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Male 493
Speculative as hell, you`re drawing a conclusion before you can even make a quantifiable observation.
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Female 4,225
As many have already said, it is not necessarily the nails of Jesus. Remember folks, carbon dating only tells us the approximation of "when" not "whom"

And even then it is clearly a publicity stunt that needn`t be exploited (but the Christian fundies and 2Fox may start going nuts either way

In fact, I thwink even a basic understanding of Christianity would disprove this *leaves thread*
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Male 295
oh pata i see you`ve encountered our notorious holy censor
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Female 2,525
It`s true, they tested the DNA residue on the cross and it matched up with a bottle of red wine.
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Male 27
fu*king*
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Male 27
drating* not drating.
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Female 7,838
Nails found in a tonb- who da thunk it?
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Male 27
OMFG! He found nails from a time nails were used! this is drating holy!
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Male 12,365
[quote]i doubt they would survive. rust is a bitch[/quote]

There are thousands of small iron items surviving from ~2000 years ago. For example, it`s common to find hobnails in digs of Roman military sites, lost from the standard issue military footwear a couple of millenia ago.

The nails might be ~2000 years old, but nails were very common items. His assertion that they are probably nails used to crucify Jesus because they were found in what some people think was the tomb of a particular priest is just faith.
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Male 881
Same guy who claims he found Jesus` Tomb. Chain of custody is impossible, so it is speculation... and probably very wrong.
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Male 36,539
UUuuuummmmm NOT!
Baseless publicity stunt? Yup! Some people will do anything to make money...
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Male 13
"He hails the find as historic, but most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt."

I think that is our answer right there.
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Male 1,244
It could be nails for anything, and if they still think he was put on a cross, they`re idiots. Jesus was put on a stake, not a cross. Just a wooden pole, not two. >.>
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Male 10,440
[quote] most experts and scholars contacted by Reuters dismissed his case as far-fetched, some calling it a publicity stunt [/quote]

Well thank you experts and scholars. No need to keep reading after this I suppose!
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Male 7,378
Do we know what Zombie DNA looks like?
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Male 820
oh will you look at that, a guy found some really old nails; that`s nice.
He`s just claiming they`re Jebus`s nails so the morning news picks up on it.
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Male 39
thats just stupid
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Male 295
i doubt they would survive. rust is a bitch
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Female 48
Link: Film Claims Discovery Of Nails From Jesus`s Cross [Rate Link] - Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? I-A-B, call it.
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