Strange First Century Symbols Discovered

Provided by the Israel Antiquities Authority

Provided by the Israel Antiquities Authority

Talpiot, a suburb of Jerusalem, is where Jesus’ tomb has been found. The tomb, with six inscribed ossuaries (bone boxes/coffins), was discovered in 1980. One of the inscriptions says: “Jesus, son of Joseph”. There are two Marys in the tomb, a Jose (the Gospels say one of Jesus’ brothers was called Jose) and a Matthew. Recently, the famous ossuary inscribed “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus”, which was sold into the antiquities market, was chemically traced to the same tomb. Statistics Professor Andrey Feuerverger from the University of Toronto calls this cluster of names a statistical “slam dunk”, connecting the tomb to Jesus and his family. Put simply, the Talpiot tomb cannot belong to another first century “Jesus”. It belongs to the Jesus.

Because an earthly tomb for Jesus of Nazareth does not jive with some people’s theology and/or expectations, the world has ignored the Talpiot tomb. According to many, it must have belonged to some other Jesus, some other Mary and some other Jose. Everyone also ignores the fact that just a few meters from the Talpiot tomb, in an adjacent tomb, archaeologists discovered the earliest signs of Christianity: a cross, the “Sign of Jonah” and an inscription attesting to faith in resurrection.

Today, it was announced that just down the ridge from the Talpiot tomb, the Israel Antiquities Authority discovered a 1st century mikveh (a ritual bath) with strange, magical symbols: Experts have called the symbols “rare”, “unique” and even “most intriguing”. What they have not been called is what they really are: “early Christian”. The symbols include a boat and a tree (symbols of the early Christians). Clearly, the Talpiot area was a centre for Jesus’ earliest followers, congregating around his earthly grave. But, again, this doesn’t accord with people’s prejudices, so no one wants to draw any conclusions. No one wants to refer to these symbols as what they are – further proof that the area has unique burials and a unique ritual bath, congregating around the so-called “Talpiot tomb”. All this is additional proof that the Talpiot tomb belongs to none other than Jesus of Nazareth and his family.

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  • Gavriella067

    Jesus had no brother James. It was changes by the translators you James in honor of King James. His brotherson name was Yahcov or Jacob. That’s why this isn’t Yeshuas tomb.

    • So you think there is the English word “James” inscribed on the ossuary?

    • Alex Riquelme

      Santiago, (also San Iago, San Tiago, Santyago, Sant-Yago, San Thiago) is a Spanish name that derives from the Hebrew name Jacob (Ya’akov) via “Sant Iago”, “Sant Yago”, “Santo Iago”, or “Santo Yago”, first used to denote Saint James the Great, the brother of John the Apostle

  • eldadkeynan

    of course the symbols are rare – thus the mikveh is rare. Symbols on mikveh walls are rare. This mikveh is unique. All the symbols seem to have been applied above the water line. According to Jewish law, during ritual bath one must be completely submerged or else the purification is not complete.
    Suppose this mikveh had nothing to do with Jesus and his followers; the fact that the water line is too low to be legal makes it hard to suggest it’s simply “Jewish”. If the water libe was higher – why would anyone apply symbols on the walls that nobody can see? It doesn’t make sense. It may have been Jewish when it was constructed, but the owners seem to have introduced a new concept to their belief: the messiah; that is: Jesus. This newly discovered mikveh might point at how Jesus-following Jews, Judeo-Christians, used a mikveh and for what purpose.

  • kevina

    The symbol on the tomb means Zadok or Royal Order of Melchazadok. The symbol means that EVERY one buried in the tomb was an initiate of this order thus making them Zadokites. This is very important because the evidence means Simcha found the tomb of the real Royal Family. It is also called the Royal Arch or The Way. This symbol was erected by Enoch, the sign is very old. There were tombs with the Zadokite sign found near Petra but they were destoryed and the contents were shipped to the British Museum. This is very important.

  • kevina

    I saw this symbol many years before I ever heard of Simcha. It is a secret symbol of Masonry. The Templars held this symbol in high regard because they knew It was directly associated with the Zadokites, Yahoshua Bar Yosef , his wife and family.

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