Spoiler Alert: Your faith is about to be shaken.
In 1980, Israeli construction workers made a discovery that could turn the Christian religious establishment on its head. In the East Talpiot neighborhood of Jerusalem, a tomb was discovered that contained an ossuary (bone box) inscribed with the highly contested translation, “Yeshua bar Yehosef” (“Jesus son of Joseph“).
What does all this mean? Not a thing, really. It is widely known among scholars that these names were so extremely common in the first century (the time to which this tomb has been dated) that it is really quite impossible to make any certain connection between such names and those associated with the New Testament.
Much speculation has prospered about this tomb… both scholarly and economically. The two references listed in this extremely brief story are but a very, very small portion of the research and literacy done on this discovery. James Cameron and Simcha Jacobovici made a Discovery Channel documentary about it called The Lost Tomb of Jesus (2007). The wikipedia page on The Talpiot Tomb is limited as to facts, but littered with argumentation, references, and further reading.
 The tomb was not pristine and had already been plundered. As well, the inscriptions appear to have been in poor shape.
 Eric M. Meyers: “The Jesus tomb controversy: an overview”, Near Eastern Archaeology, Vol. 69, Iss. 3/4 (Sep-Dec 2006).
 The non-canonical (unaccepted) Acts of Philip suggests this as a name for Mary Magdalene.
 Matthew 13:55; Mark 6:3 (NIV footnotes suggesting these are the same name); compare to Luke 4:14-30
 Heiser, Michael. “Evidence Real and Imagined: Thinking Clearly About the “Jesus Family Tomb”” (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2015.
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