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Jesus Tomb Mystery / A Discussion / Science and Religion #853224

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The claim in a new documentary by director James Cameron that a tomb that held the bones of Jesus Christ and his family has been located examined. [CAMERON - says it is compelling.] [Archaeologist William DEVER - suggests it is a publicity stunt and the story is fiction.] [Scientist Charles PELLEGRINO‡- comments on the tomb evidence.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Near Eastern Archaeology" editor Sandra Scham and "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" director Simcha Jacobovici† about the controversy ossuary findings. [SCHAM - comments on the claims that Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married; talks about the recent excavations and the issue of inscription identification.] [JACOBOVICI†- cites the "Jesus son of Joseph" tag and two Marys found in the ossuary and the statistical odds on the combinations of names; explains that he is just reporting the story.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data from the Pew Forum on the belief in the Bible outlined on screen.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) Science and religion examined; examples of scientific explanations of biblical claims cited. [Notre Dame theology professor John CAVADINI†- says miracles cannot be proved os disproved.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Foreman, Tom

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