Well folks, he's at it again. Everyone's favorite "Naked Archaeologist" (who isn't an archaeologist at all, but a film maker) Simcha Jacabovici has claimed to have found the nails used in Jesus' crucifixion. According to Jacobovici, an excavation recovered the nails from a tomb containing ossuaries. On the surface of one was inscribed the name "Joseph, son of Caiaphas," a recognizable name to Students of the Bible. He was the Jewish high priest designated by the Romans and master-mind behind the plot to kill Jesus. The discovery of the tomb in question is not news to the academic community, as the find was actually uncovered in 1990. The tomb itself is austere, and hardly seems fitting for a high priest. Enter Jacobovici with the smoking gun....well, not even smoking....and really no gun either. The film debuts April 20th, when we can all decide for ourselves, but I am reserving judgment and am somewhat dubious about the claim. An interest in the past and a camera do not an archaeologist make. Be cautious folks.
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