Have We Found Jesus' Body?

Yesterday, we talked about how we can know the location of Jesus' tomb, but what about contemporary claims which state that Jesus' bones have been discovered?

Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, a polarizing figure, mainly due to his claims to deity and his supposed resurrection. Any “new” claims made about Jesus are bound to garner a mass amount of popular attention. Recently, a geologist made a claim that he “confirmed’ the existence and authenticity of a tomb belonging to Jesus and his son in Jerusalem.”[1] If his claims are correct, then Jesus did not physically resurrect, and the empty tomb narrative was a farce. However, given the collective evidence, mainly; the women finding the tomb, the early Christians’ belief in a physical resurrection, the guards lying about the disciples stealing the body, and the location of the tomb, one has a heavy burden of proof in showing that he has discovered the tomb of Jesus with his bones in it; a burden far too heavy to bear. Furthermore, we would expect to hear competing accounts of Jesus' burial due to the fact the main claim was that he was buried in a location many knew about. 

We can have confidence that the claims we hear today about people discovering Jesus' bones are false. 


[1] Sarah Griffiths. “Geologist Claims Jesus Was Married... and Had a SON: Expert Says He Has Proof Son of God Was Buried in ‘Family Tomb’ along with Wife Mary and His Brother,” April 7, 2015. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3028617/Was-Jesus-buried-wife-son-Chemical-signature-links-James-Ossuary-Jesus-Family-tomb-geologist-claims.html.