Every now and then someone comes up with the "fact" that Jesus isn't who he said he was. A few weeks ago I read the book "The Jesus Family Tomb" by Simcha Jacobovici. It was a difficult read for me because my mind was screaming in protest at all the errors in their assumptions (or "deductions") the whole time I was reading it, lol. Imagine trying to read with all that screaming going on, sheesh. Anyway, I've been seeing this theme of Jesus having been married and having had a flesh and blood son through sexual relations with Mary Magdalene come up from time to time, and this book makes the claim that they have found the evidence for it.They also made a movie about their "archeological discovery": See their website
I read part of the Wikipedia article about it. See also this one. What I love about Wikipedia is you can find a wealth of sources and links to search this out further. I think Wikipedia has gotten a bad rap. Like anything else, it does of course have some errors, but you can search it out for yourself by following their sources. I like what the Wikipedia article says about the Christian response.
Part of that response:
"Simcha has no credibility whatsoever," says Joe Zias, who was the curator for anthropology and archeology at the Rockefeller Museum in Jerusalem from 1972 to 1997 and personally numbered the Talpiot ossuaries. "He's pimping off the Bible … He got this guy Cameron, who made 'Titanic' or something like that—what does this guy know about archeology? I am an archeologist, but if I were to write a book about brain surgery, you would say, 'Who is this guy?' People want signs and wonders. Projects like these make a mockery of the archeological profession."
and this one:
The Washington Post reports that William G. Dever (mentioned above as excavating ancient sites in Israel for 50 years) offered the following:
- "I've known about these ossuaries for many years and so have many other archaeologists, and none of us thought it was much of a story, because these are rather common Jewish names from that period. It's a publicity stunt, and it will make these guys very rich, and it will upset millions of innocent people because they don't know enough to separate fact from fiction." (emphasis by bolding and underlining mine)
How this is going to lead into the antichrist's rise to power is still something I haven't quite put together, but I think it is one of the pieces of the puzzle.