Friday, March 02, 2007

Iconography of the Facade of the "Jesus Tomb"

Even before the airing of the Discovery Channel's program "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," the controversy tantamount to that spawned by The Da Vinci Code seems to be brewing. Here is the show's web site with the basic facts:

Here is a more comprehensive site:

What initially stopped me in my tracks was a photo of the facade of the tomb that supposedly contains the family of Jesus. This icon over one meter wide is sculpted into the rock on the south face of the antechamber. It is apparently unique among the tombs of Jerusalem.

First off, the entrance is not simply a rectangle but a Tau shape. For significance of this, see my article.

What really arrested me, however, was the upwardly pointing triangle (chevron) over a circle. Look familiar? A circle within a pyramid? Is this the Masonic "All-Seeing Eye of Providence"?

Did the Knights Templar visit the grave of Jesus in the 12th century AD and record this iconography, later to be passed on through the traditions of Freemasonry? Speculation, perhaps, but intriguing nonetheless.

Listen to what Simcha Jacobovici, Director/Producer/Writer of the film, has to say about it.

Jocobovici also discusses a painting by one of Leonardo's apprentices, Jacopo da Pontormo (1494-1557). It is called "Supper at Emmaus."

The Talpiot Tomb as it's called is also known as "The Tomb of the Ten Ossuaries" (bone boxes).

1. Ossuary 80/500: "Mariamene e Mara” – “Mariamne, also called Master”
2. Ossuary 80/501: "Yehuda bar Yeshua” – “Judah, son of Jesus”
3. Ossuary 80/502: "Matia” – “Matthew”
4. Ossuary 80/503 "Yeshua bar Yosef” – “Jesus, Son of Joseph”
5. Ossuary 80/504: "Yose” or “Yosa” – a nickname for “Joseph”
6. Ossuary 80/505: "Maria"– a Latinized version of the Hebrew “Miriam.”
7., 8., & 9. Ossuaries 80/506-508 were plain, with no inscriptions.
10. Ossuary 80/509 disappeared before it could be checked for inscriptions and decorations. (The program supposedly provides evidence from what is called "patina figerprints" that this could possibly be the heretofore discredited Ossuary of James, brother of Jesus.

Beside the bombshell approaching DC (viz. Brown's, not Washington) proportions that we have the bone box of not only Jesus but also his son, the name "Mariamene e Mara" has been identified by scholars as Mary Magdalene. The Gnostic "Gospel of Mary" has surely elevated her status in recent times

There is a lot more of this complex story to come, I'm sure. I will conclude for now, however, with an icon that in pre-Christian times represented the goddess traditions of the world: Inanna, Ishtar, Isis, Venus, Tanith, Aphrodite.

(Thanks to Steve Bartholomew:

Was Mary "the Master," spouse of Jesus, also a reincarnation of Inanna?

Labels: , , , , ,


Blogger Chris Rosebrough said...

I've written a comprehensive rebuttal of the films claims. Please read it and decide for yourself whether or not the film claims are solid or a hoax.

You will find it at

12:23 PM  
Blogger Gary A. David's Blog said...

I won't argue with someone who holds an "extremist" point of view. That's like trying to argue with a bomb.

Gary David

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the symbol looks like a Ge'ez lamed (L). Maybe it means "Lamed Vavnic".

6:35 PM  
Anonymous free ps3 said...

Thanks for the nice post!

2:52 PM  
Blogger logisticmosquito said...

A little something from the book of Skeeter, for those who think Jesus had a look-a-like to replace him after he died on the cross.

Without a doubt it was reported that he had many around him who loved him. If they were to see to it that he was buried in peace, I imagine two things happening.

a) It was not his body, wrapped in cloth or swaddling, that went to the tomb he went missing from.

b) If he was prepared for burial in a religious manner, by those who loved him; one of his ribs will be missing. As horrifying as it may sound, but; The roman soldier already did leave an appropriate entry point, for religious preparation in burial!

The priests did not believe that Jesus was the Isaiah Messiah, but I bet through the working of their golden calf, one of them was behind this tomb that has been found. Even if it was done to draw attention away from where the body of Jesus really might have gone after death.

Because the arc of the covenant was often covered with a blue cloth, and revelations is about an uncovering; I think the blue eyed savior had English blood in his veins. No note was ever made on what color Joseph of Arimthea eyes were.
Why would any traveler through the region believe a gentile had the bodies of these people, for them to see at a price?

So did the bones found in a box, of this supposed Jesus have an odd or even number of ribs in it? If he was just a man trying to make a difference with the help of god, I would expect they found an odd number of ribs to believe it.

If the man did have a wife; I can not see it being any other then 'she touched his garments'. He raised the dead just moments later; So what kind of power did this woman drain from him?

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

base sharable eliminates pharmatrak mulumnd mice newindex jewish naming bratislava gupta
lolikneri havaqatsu

7:40 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

There are more and more people that are in the need of Buy Viagra, many for serious and real erectile dysfunctions, others just for the placer of using Viagra, Generic Viagra. Now with the internet almost in every home it is more easy to get Viagra Online or Cheap Viagra or if you want you can purchase Viagra Online Without Prescription or Viagra Without Prescription, you just have to take the easiest way to obtain the product.

9:02 AM  
Blogger Slender Sail said...

Yes, there are indications that they're the same people as Tammuz and Ishtar (aka Adam and Eve). The Eye in the triangle is their teaching of the Stargate or Wormhole (at the center of all ancient religions, and the answer to all the Crises in history). His "shining garments" are the Lightbody into which he transforms (and gives a preview at the Transfiguration).

1:41 AM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

oakley sunglasses cheap, coach outlet store online, kate spade outlet, air max pas cher, louboutin outlet, louis vuitton outlet stores, longchamp handbags, christian louboutin shoes, prada outlet, burberry outlet, ray ban sunglasses, air max, coach factory outlet, tiffany and co, prada handbags, michael kors outlet, tory burch outlet, kate spade handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet, louis vuitton handbags, burberry outlet, michael kors outlet, true religion outlet, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, michael kors outlet, louboutin, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet, louboutin shoes, michael kors outlet, longchamp handbags, longchamp outlet, polo ralph lauren outlet, nike shoes, tiffany and co, coach outlet, true religion jeans, true religion jeans, nike free, air max, coach purses, air max, michael kors outlet, gucci outlet, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet, jordan shoes

5:35 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

abercrombie and fitch, nike roshe run, nike free pas cher, longchamp, mac cosmetics, hogan outlet, nike free, polo ralph lauren, sac burberry, michael kors pas cher, hollister, polo lacoste, nike tn, sac hermes, nike huarache, nike roshe, north face, sac longchamp, new balance pas cher, louis vuitton, vanessa bruno, longchamp, vans shoes, louis vuitton uk, air max, ray ban sunglasses, north face, nike blazer, nike roshe run, air jordan, sac guess, vans pas cher, barbour, oakley pas cher, nike air max, sac louis vuitton, lululemon, mulberry, michael kors, sac louis vuitton, ralph lauren, hollister, hollister, nike trainers, michael kors, ray ban pas cher, air force, converse pas cher, timberland, louboutin

5:35 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

lululemon outlet, mont blanc, air max, nfl jerseys, rolex watches, beats by dre, moncler, new balance shoes, bottega veneta, ugg, ugg australia, hollister clothing store, giuseppe zanotti, wedding dresses, iphone 6 cases, canada goose, ugg boots, ghd, reebok outlet, ferragamo shoes, chi flat iron, moncler, north face jackets, soccer shoes, ugg boots, abercrombie and fitch, babyliss pro, baseball bats, valentino shoes, uggs outlet, ugg pas cher, insanity workout, instyler, moncler outlet, canada goose uk, north face outlet, moncler, canada goose, marc jacobs, canada goose, herve leger, asics running shoes, canada goose jackets, birkin bag, canada goose outlet, soccer jerseys, p90x, jimmy choo outlet, mcm handbags, celine handbags

5:35 PM  
Blogger sunny li said...

canada goose jackor
gucci outlet
gucci outlet online
nike free run
chanel handbags
chanel outlet
christian louboutin outlet
christian louboutin uk sale
christian louboutin sale
christian louboutin shoes outlet
louboutin shoes outlet
christian louboutin outlet online
louis vuitton us
michael kors us
christian louboutin outlet online
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap oakley sunglasses
canada goose outlet
cheap canada goose coats
buy canada goose online
canada goose store online
coach outlet store online

4:38 AM  
Blogger One J said...

coach outlet
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
gucci shoes
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors uk
ray ban sunglasses
christian louboutin outlet
cheap jordans
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors
ralph lauren
hollister clothing store
ralph lauren
michael kors handbags
michael kors outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet
ray ban glasses
michael kors handbags
oakley sunglasses
replica rolex watches
jordan 3 retro
abercrombie & fitch new york
coach factory outlet

12:54 AM  
Blogger Lili Wang said...

oakley sunglasses outlet
toms outlet
polo ralph lauren home
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton uk
burberry outlet
rolex watches outlet
louis vuitton
sac longchamp
jordan shoes
jordan 3s
red christian louboutin
jordan 6 cigar
michael kors outlet
air jordan 11
gucci outlet
hermes birkin bag
tory burch sale
christian louboutin sale
fitflop shoes
michael kors
michael kors
louis vuitton
timberland boots
gucci outlet online
chanel bags
ray bans

7:58 PM  
Blogger John said...

ralph lauren uk
canada goose
louis vuitton bags
north face outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
coach factory outlet
ugg boots
michael kors outlet
cheap uggs
louis vuitton backpack
marc jacobs
louis vuitton handbags
louis vuitton handbags
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors handbags
coach outlet
louis vuitton outlet
ugg boots for men
coach outlet store online
christian louboutin outlet
hollister jeans
uggs outlet
abercrombie and fitch
oakley sunglasses
canada goose jackets
coach outlet store online
coach outlet online
michael kors bag

7:59 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

replica watches, michael kors outlet online, polo ralph lauren outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, jordan shoes, uggs outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton outlet, louis vuitton, ray ban sunglasses, christian louboutin, nike free, oakley sunglasses, kate spade outlet, longchamp outlet, longchamp outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, burberry outlet, prada handbags, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, nike outlet, christian louboutin uk, longchamp outlet, gucci handbags, uggs outlet, replica watches, tiffany and co, chanel handbags, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, burberry handbags, nike air max, tiffany jewelry, uggs on sale, nike air max, michael kors outlet online, polo outlet, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, cheap oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, ugg boots, christian louboutin outlet, tory burch outlet, louis vuitton outlet

6:04 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

louboutin pas cher, nike roshe, polo lacoste, sac vanessa bruno, north face, replica handbags, jordan pas cher, true religion jeans, nike blazer pas cher, timberland pas cher, true religion outlet, michael kors outlet, nike free uk, michael kors, true religion outlet, ralph lauren uk, coach outlet, hollister pas cher, north face uk, ray ban pas cher, burberry pas cher, lululemon canada, nike air force, longchamp pas cher, polo ralph lauren, nike roshe run uk, coach purses, sac hermes, oakley pas cher, guess pas cher, vans pas cher, air max, nike free run, new balance, sac longchamp pas cher, abercrombie and fitch uk, mulberry uk, converse pas cher, nike air max, nike tn, coach outlet store online, hogan outlet, nike air max uk, michael kors, nike air max uk, michael kors pas cher, hollister uk, true religion outlet, ray ban uk, kate spade

6:07 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

north face outlet, iphone 5s cases, north face outlet, louboutin, mont blanc pens, p90x workout, nike trainers uk, soccer shoes, asics running shoes, jimmy choo outlet, ghd hair, soccer jerseys, nike air max, iphone 6s plus cases, hollister clothing, baseball bats, iphone 6s cases, iphone cases, bottega veneta, hollister, ralph lauren, nike roshe run, babyliss, valentino shoes, insanity workout, mcm handbags, instyler, mac cosmetics, chi flat iron, ferragamo shoes, giuseppe zanotti outlet, abercrombie and fitch, nfl jerseys, lululemon, oakley, iphone 6 plus cases, timberland boots, new balance shoes, nike huaraches, ipad cases, beats by dre, vans outlet, s6 case, iphone 6 cases, reebok outlet, celine handbags, hermes belt, herve leger, wedding dresses, longchamp uk

6:09 PM  
Blogger oakleyses said...

swarovski crystal, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, gucci, thomas sabo, doudoune moncler, juicy couture outlet, wedding dresses, toms shoes, moncler outlet, juicy couture outlet, louis vuitton, montre pas cher, pandora uk, ugg uk, swarovski, louis vuitton, marc jacobs, moncler outlet, vans, moncler, coach outlet, ray ban, supra shoes, canada goose uk, links of london, canada goose, converse outlet, moncler, converse, canada goose, canada goose outlet, barbour, lancel, louis vuitton, moncler uk, moncler, moncler, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, barbour uk, replica watches, canada goose outlet, hollister, canada goose outlet, ugg, ugg pas cher, karen millen uk, nike air max, pandora jewelry, pandora jewelry, hollister, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, pandora charms

6:11 PM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home