Earliest Christian Iconography Found In "Jesus Tomb" Area

A few years ago, researchers stirred up controversy by claiming that he has found the real Tomb of Jesus. Now, they're back ... and this time, with a tomb engraved with what could be the earliest evidence of Christian iconography in Jerusalem:

One of the limestone boxes, known more formally as an ossuary, carries a Greek inscription calling on God to "rise up" or "raise up" someone. Another box appears to show the carved image of a fish, perhaps with the prophet Jonah in its mouth. Allusions to fish and the "sign of Jonah" came to be widely used among early Christians, but not among Jerusalem's Jews. [...]

"It's a stunning discovery," [First century Christianity expert professor John Dominic Crossan] said. "It's a stunning piece of technology. As a scholar, I really don't want to get lost in saying, 'Oh, come on, it's off the wall.' Yeah, it's off the wall. But look at the wall!"


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Ah, yes, that's clearly Jonah being swallowed by a whale. Also, I have this piece of burnt toast with a picture of the Virgin Mary burnt into it, and a water stain on my ceiling that is obviously the face of Jesus.
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