Christians perceive Jesus as the foundation of their faith; this is due to the fact that according to the Bible, he was sent by God to come and rescue them from sin. Therefore, there is no way that one could separate Christianity from Jesus Christ. The Bible, which is the guiding light of Christians states that Jesus Christ is God though he came to the world in the form of man. He lived just like a man even though He was God, however, his mission on earth was not just to live with men but to die on the cross as a way to salvage men. The Bible states that the dying on the cross signifies the paying for the debts of sin of men. After he died and was buried, he rose after the third day and went to heaven. Jesus tomb exists today in Israel around where he was crucified and buried, the site has been visited by Christian globally because the place is significant to the Christian faith as a confirmation of the scriptures.
Since it has been about two thousand years since Jesus was buried, Jesus tomb was believed to have been damaged, and destroyed. However, there has been a group of researched that have continued to look into the site and have ultimately decided to build up a church of the holy Sepulcher in the old city of Jerusalem as a way of preserving the site of Jesus tomb.
What about Jesus tomb?
The tomb of Jesus is one of the holiest places in the Christian world and it consists of shelves that are made from limestone and a bed that was curved from the walls of the cave. The bed has been there for a long time and it is estimated to be at least 1550 years, it was covered with marble in order to prevent damage by earlier pilgrims that removed bits because they considered it as souvenirs. There has been many times when conservation teams from Athens tried to conserve the same by removing and applying a stronger layer of marble so as to protect the same from further damage. The site is spectacular to many Christians and many people globally have travelled to the place in the recent past.
Christians that have visited the site attest that there is still power and they are fascinated by the power and conservation that has been done in order to keep Jesus tomb in its original place and form. The physical proof that is visible as one enter the site is an evidence that Jesus tomb has not changed its position from the time Jesus was buried about 2000 years ago.
One of the proofs that the site is indeed Jesus tomb is the fact that there is the original limestone on the walls that is dates back to the years when Jesus was buried as outlined in the new testament of the bible. According to national geographic researchers, there have many other tombs that have been discovered in the area amounting to more than 1000; this reveals that Jesus was buried at the time when Jews used tombs to bury their dead.
Many rock-cut tombs similar to that of Jesus have been discovered around Jerusalem, experts have identified them as family tombs since they contain one or more chambers that were used for burial. The tombs also have niches that were curved into the walls on the tombs to house bodies of individuals.
History of where was Jesus buried
Rock cut tombs that were used in the time of Jesus proved to exist at the time since in the year 1980, a team of constructors excavated some of the tombs located east of the old city of Jerusalem. There were many writings inscribed into the walls of the tombs though some were partially illegible, it would be important to note that since the land of Israel is one of the significant places in the Christian faith, the tombs acts as a prove of what scriptures in the bible describe about the use of the tombs in traditional Jewish practices. Visiting the land of Israel to perceive not only the tomb of Jesus but also other tombs such as the one used by Herod brings to life the scriptures and makes them more profound.
Jesus tomb was first documented in the year 1994 by a British media and was discussed for the first time in the media of the UK later that year. In March 1996, an article that described the findings about Jesus tombs was published. Many works have attempted to bring to light where Jesus was buried including the documentary film entitled “the lost tomb of Jesus” that was produced in the year 2007. The film was directed by James Cameron accompanied by the book entitled “Jesus family tomb”. Both the film and the book attempt bring to light the burial place of Jesus and his extended family. However according to the scriptures, Joseph of Arimathea, who was a resident of Jerusalem requested the authorities for the body of Jesus where he took it from the cross and buried him in an unused tomb.
There have been many theories that have come about in the recent past in a bid to describe the place where Jesus was buried. But they have been disputed due to the fact that some explain that Jesus had not risen from dead thus conflicting with the biblical documentation. There excavations of tombs that have been made in the old city of Jerusalem has been an eye opener as well as a proof that indeed Jesus was buried in a tomb according to the traditional Jewish practices.
Jesus tomb has outstanding looks since they have been curved from limestone with six burial and arched shelves where the body of Jesus was laid awaiting entombment. As one enters where Jesus was buried, the chevron and a pattern that is drawn on the entrance is visible. It would be critical to note that Jesus tomb is not open to public so one must seek permission when visiting.