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The Lost Tomb of Jesus -- Director James Cameron is known for his larger-than-life personality, and in this program he lives up to his reputation by claiming to have made the biggest discovery of the all: the location of the tomb of Jesus Christ. Cameron uses forensic testing and archaeological evidence to back up his ideas, with a particular focus on the excavation of a tomb by the Israeli Antiquities Authority in 1980. The documentary also includes re-creations and expert analysis and commentary.
The Lost Tomb of Jesus -- The Lost Tomb of Jesus is a documentary which makes a case that the 2,000-year-old "Tomb of the Ten Ossuaries" belonged to the family of Jesus of Nazareth.


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  (in credits order)

Mark Caven ... Narrator (UK) (voice)
Ouriel Maoz ... Himself
Rivka Maoz ... Herself
Shimon Gibson ... Himself (as Dr. Shimon Gibson)
Tal Ilan ... Herself
James D. Tabor ... Himself (as James Tabor)
Simcha Jacobovici ... Himself
Felix Golubev ... Himself
Frank Moore Cross ... Himself
John Dominic Crossan ... Himself
Na'ama Brosh ... Herself
Amos Kloner ... Himself
David Mevorah ... Himself
Andrey Feuerverger ... Himself
Bill Tarant ... Himself
Tom Powers ... Himself
François Bovon ... Himself
Jérôme Murphy-O'Connor ... Himself
Charles Pellegrino ... Himself
Stephen Pfann ... Himself
Steven J. Cox ... Himself
Carney Matheson ... Himself
Efraym Shochat ... Himself
Oded Golan ... Himself
Robert E. Genna ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Saleh Bakri ... Jesus of Nazareth
Hadar Ratzon Rotem ... Mary Magdalane (as Hadar Ratzon)

Directed by
Simcha Jacobovici 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Graeme Ball 
Simcha Jacobovici 

Produced by
Ric Esther Bienstock .... producer
James Cameron .... executive producer
Felix Golubev .... producer
Simcha Jacobovici .... producer
Cinematography by
J.P. Locherer (director of photography)
John Petrella 
Film Editing by
Graeme Ball 
Casting by
Bruria Albeck 
Production Management
Noam Kuzar .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Markham Cook .... second unit director
Robyn Glaser .... second assistant director
Art Department
Avishay Avivi .... production designer: recreations
Sound Department
Susan Fairbairn .... sound effects editor
Ric Jurgens .... sound re-recording mixer
Mishann Lau .... dialogue editor
Martin Lee .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Andrew Emslie .... visual effects artist
Alex Olegnowicz .... visual effects producer
Camera and Electrical Department
Aviezer Dasberg .... gaffer
Eli Turgeman .... lighting technician
Editorial Department
Pietro Gallo .... on-line editor
Alex Olegnowicz .... post-production
Music Department
Brian Nevin .... music score mixer
Other crew
Liron Blumenkranz .... production coordinator

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Finland:102 min
Australia:PG | Portugal:M/6 (DVD rating)


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Biblical archaeological and historical evidence of Jesus, 5 March 2007
Author: earl_v1 from United States

This is (of course) a very controversial film. I am, however, very disappointed in the Christian scholars and lay persons alike. They are too quick to accept passages and quote them as fact and proof of a historical Jesus, even if scholars and the Catholic Church admitted it to be spurious, such as a passage found in later copies of the works of the historian Josephus.

Or other archaeological finds, that have been used to prove a historical Jesus, such as a burial box that is assumed to be that of the High Priest Caiaphas (who, according to the New Testament tried Jesus, circa 30 AD.) Caiaphas' burial box only mentioned the name Caiaphas, with no reference to him being a priest much less associated with Jesus. But the Christian community quickly and willingly accepted this as proof that Jesus lived and was tried by Caiaphas.

Christians are too quick to accept weak evidence while promoting the evidence as conclusive proof, if they feel it supports there view and belief. But will disregard and even bash science and archeology if it contradicts or disagrees with their religious belief.

I am amazed how many people I have spoken with about this documentary that instantly stated it was fabricated evidence to simply attack the Christian faith, and they did not even watch the program.

Ultimately, the bottom line will be for you to decide. Either the evidence is real or it is not. And if it is real, you still may not have anything to fear concerning your faith. As Paul said in I Corinthians,

I Corinthians 15:50, "Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God;"

If flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, then the bones of Jesus and his burial box is very possibly still here on earth. So think about this, if this is real, this is the most conclusive proof ever discovered that the Jesus of the New Testament actually lived.

This is a must see documentary.

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