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“Archaeologist Claims To Find Nails From Jesus’ Cross”

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April 13, 2011 by The ReadyWriter


In 1990, Israeli archeologists excavating a 2,000-year-old burial cave, discovered two nails crafted by the Romans, but kept the discovery quiet. The two nails found are now prominently displayed in an Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

A canadian jouralist believes they may have tracked down two of the iron nails used to crucify Jesus to the cross.

In the segment “Nails of the Cross,” which will air on April 20 on the History Channel, host and producer Simcha Jacobovici attempts to discover why the researchers felt the nails were unimportant.

According to the Gospels, Caiaphas was the Jewish high priest who handed Jesus over to the Romans for crucifixion.

There’s a general scholarly consensus that the tomb where the nails were found likely belonged to Caiaphas. Nails at that time were a dime a dozen, but finding one in a tomb is exceedingly rare.

“Caiaphas is known for one thing only: the trial and Crucifixion of Jesus,” Jacobovici said. “He may have felt compelled to take these nails with him to his grave.”

There was also the belief among some ancient Jews that nails had healing powers “and were a ticket to the afterlife.”

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92 thoughts on ““Archaeologist Claims To Find Nails From Jesus’ Cross”

  1. Al-Scream says:

    Damn Tra,
    I’m so not in na mood to talk about jesus this morning. wasn’t the post that i was looking for.

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    • Rezzie says:

      I’m so not in na mood to talk about jesus this morning
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      well who woke you up this morning?

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      • SlickRick says:

        two subjects i hate here, politics and religion. politics and religion.

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      • Zion Perry says:

        two subjects i hate here, politics and religion. politics and religion.
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        Ms. Bell’s job here with her blog is to insite dialogue., you spin it any way you want too.

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  2. Angel-hair says:

    For those who have a need to believe in anything related to Jesus..whatever!

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    • Starr says:

      *Walks into post* and slaps the shit of angelhair!repeat after me heifer “In Blog Queen’s house dear is still God” REPEAT IT GOT-DAMNIT!!!! “In Blog Queen’s house there is STILL GOD!

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      • Al-Scream says:

        LMMFAO “In Blog Queen’s house dear is still God” if that raisin in the sun, i don’t know what is. LOL.

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      • Rezzie says:

        @ANGELHAIR,
        you got it twisted boo, the problem with Christiani­ty
        is CHRISTIANS­ NOT JESUS!

        LOL @STARR, tell her girl!!!!! tell her!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • CorporateBitch says:

        LOL @STarr.

        @Angelhair. girl you better recognize!

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      • Zion Perry says:

        LOL @ *Walks into post* and slaps the shit of angelhair! repeat after me heifer “In Blog Queen’s house dear is still God” REPEAT IT GOT-DAMNIT!!!! “In Blog Queen’s house there is STILL GOD!

        That’s funny 🙂

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      • SueWee says:

        @Queen, what’s wrong ith this one?

        Morning everybody.

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  3. BBallen says:

    I don’t reject Jesus never have never will.

    Morning fam.

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  4. Nicole says:

    No one knows if these nails were two of the nails used in the crucifixio­n or the two nails to put up a door. Funny how this theory comes right b4 easter sunday.

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    • Shawnia says:

      No one knows if these nails were two of the nails used in the crucifixio­n or the two nails to put up a door. Funny how this theory comes right b4 easter sunday.
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      NICOLE, I think it is interestin­g that these pieces of astonishin­g informatio­n lie about, and then suddenly appear as a huge deal around the religious holidays too. Did they not know about these nails and their potential history in February?

      C’mon.

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  5. UncleEd says:

    Few people know that they invented nails just to crucify Jesus. Before and for quite a while after there were no nails. So, of course, finding two nails that could date from around the time we think JESUS was crucified had to be Jesus’s nails.

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    • Donte2010 says:

      Yes @ UNCLEED, but I’m skeptical. If those are the nails depicted in the photograph­, they do not look hand forged. Prior to the early 1800’s nails were cut by hand and did not have round heads. they were made running hot steel thru a hole plate and the banging with the hammer produced flat squarish heads. so again I’m skeptical

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      • Cameo1 says:

        Yeah, I don’t know either. There’s so much corrosion it’s tough for me to make out from the picture. I’d need to see them up close in order to determine.

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      • RandomChick says:

        The theory and this story is weak!!!!!

        They could have come from any one of the hundreds of other crucifixio­ns done in that timeframe.

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      • Donte2010 says:

        RANDOM, many of those crucifixti­ons used rope not nails.

        So, not so weak.

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      • Sane says:

        No one can definitive­ly say that 2 nails that are over 2,000 years old were used in the crucifixti­on of Jesus. It’s just not something that can be proven. Unless of course there was a note along with them that said “These were used in the crucifixti­on of Jesus.”

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  6. AceMan says:

    Them rusty ass nails? they couldnt use “stainless­ steal” nails to nail up the savior?

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  7. Danny says:

    and what will the find next, napkins from the Last Supper????????.

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  8. Acquitta P. says:

    w-h-a-t-e-­v-e-r

    jesus hung between two theives those could be nails from them as well.

    so again w-h-a-t-e-­v-e-r

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  9. Jamilla says:

    Simcha Jacobovici is not a profession­al archaeolog­ist and has no academic training in this field. He is an entertaine­r, not a scientist. Justsaying.

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    • ToeJam says:

      I agree, except I don’t find him entertaini­ng.

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      • UncleEd says:

        I love watching Simcha’s stuff but sometimes he tries connecting dots that are pretty far apart. I think he must have loved watching the Indiana Jones flicks when he was growing up.

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  10. Keisha says:

    I found a basket near the creek, perhaps Moses was in it?

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    • Xmen2009 says:

      I found a basket near the creek, perhaps Moses was in it?
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      SO @KEISHA, I found some snake skin in my back yard that totally has to be from the talking snake that made that naked chick in the bible eat that apple.

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  11. EbonyEyes says:

    Jesus told me that those nails are not the real ones, trust me.
    LOL

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    • Daisydukes says:

      Not a joking matter but, the nails shown in the photo are way too short to have been used in a crucifixio­n.

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      • Donte2010 says:

        DAISY, um they may not be the nails used in the crucifixio­n but you cant say they are too short. They are clearly long enough to pierce a hand to wood

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  12. Spice_Girl says:

    These nails were found yet they stilll can’t find Jimmy Hoffa or Osama Bin Laden!!!!!­!!!!!!

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  13. Xmen2009 says:

    yeah, those nails are probably just nails. it’s close to easter and this man need a story. smh

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  14. Adriane Page says:

    I can’t believe this is a newsworthy event. Even if it could be proved that those nails were used in a crucifixio­n, there were thousands of people executed that way. tisall.

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  15. Omar N. says:

    Them nails came form Home Depot.
    GTFOH

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  16. Adam says:

    I think these types of discoverie­s are always held off until Easter or another Christian holiday. and this is the time.

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  17. Mahogany says:

    Believers will not need proof. Simply say that the nails are those that pierced the hand of Jesus, put them on e-bay, and watch the bucks roll in.

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  18. ELovely says:

    Yeah people, these are the nails., we found the hammer last week.

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