Simon Brown.

All articles and research about GOD, on my web sites and this blog are about the ONE TRUE Father GOD, who is the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

As are all my articles and research about Jesus, are under His covenant name of the begotten Son’s personal name of Yeshua.

It is not my purpose to force you to agree or believe with what's on my websites, but rather to share my research.
As the record goes. I'm Just a soul who's intentions are good. Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood. I am Simon Brown. Amen.

Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand! Matthew 11:15.
Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the
SON of God?
1 John 5:5.
NOT GOD OR A TRINITY, but as St john has said: but he that believeth that Jesus is the SON of God? 1 John 5:5.
And as Jesus has said: ETERNAL LIFE is believing His Father GOD is the only ONE TRUE GOD alone. John 17:3. Which is the FIRST commandment one MUST believe. Mark 12:29.

And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD and said: “O LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are THE God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. 2 Kings 19:15.


Dear friends, just to remind you, as I am a human being, I am capable of making mistakes. If you believe I am wrong, don't let it go, but please be kind and let me know. Thank you.

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21.



Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Is the Garden Tomb, the Tomb of Jesus?

        Lets get straight to the facts and find out.                                                                 




the Tomb of Jesus

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Matthew 27:57 to 61 tells us.

The Burial of Jesus
(Isaiah 53:9-12; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42)
57 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. 58 He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. 59 And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away. 61 Mary Magdalene and the other Mary were there, sitting opposite the tomb. Matthew 27: 

Translations by: English Standard Version.

In Jerusalem there is a garden called THE GARDEN TOMB,  
Garden Tomb
Sign out side Garden Tomb
 Which was believed to be owned by Joseph of Arimathaea. He was a wealthy man and owned a garden with a tomb cut out of the rock. 
  
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Simon Brown pointing at chisel marks inside the Garden Tomb
Simon pointing at chisel marks inside the Garden Tomb
Inside the tomb were cut out two seculars where the dead where laid. It is believed Joseph had it made for himself and his wife.
  
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The used grave inside the Garden Tomb believed to be the sepulchre where Jesus Christ was laid
Joseph of Arimathaea made this sepulchre for himself.
An unused grave inside the Garden Tomb, believed to be for Joseph of Arimathea wife
Joseph made this sepulchre made for his wife .
Also contained in the garden was a wine press and one of the largest water wells in Jerusalem.
Wine press and one of the largest water wells in Jerusalem.
Wine press and one of the largest water wells in Jerusalem.
Matthew 27:33 tells us when they led Jesus away to crucify him. And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),

Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).
Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull).

Next to this rich mans garden, imbedded in the cliff, is a feature of a skull,
 just out side the old city of Jerusalem near a popular entrance in to the city called the Damascus gate. Now you may say so what? Well this is what amazed me. The garden the tomb, the wine press and the water well which must of belonged to a rich man, were all next to the feature of the skull, and were all written down in the 4 gospels nearly 2000 years ago. 


There is also a seal just out side the tomb, confirming with Matthew 27:65:   

Pilate said to them, “You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.
Simon pointing at the seal in the wall of the garden tomb
Simon pointing at the seal in the wall of the garden tomb
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Ancient steel out side the Garden Tomb, believed to be a seal ordered by Pontius Pilate to seal the great stone over the tomb.
Ancient steel out side the Garden Tomb,
Photo of Garden Tomb showing a man made valley for a large rolling stone to seal the Tomb, just as told in  Matthew 27:59, Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away. NIV.
Photo of Garden Tomb showing a man made valley for a large rolling stone to seal the Tomb, just as told in Matthew 27:59, 
And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had cut in the rock. And he rolled a great stone to the entrance of the tomb and went away.


Photo of ancient paintings of the old city of Jerusalem, showing the garden tomb where it is today.
I Simon Brown went in search of maps of ancient Jerusalem which may indicate the location of Jesus tomb. The various  ancient paintings that we found pinpointing this as the location of Jesus tomb, ancient paintings that originated from the place where we know Jesus closest followers journeyed to following his ascension. These ancient paintings were made 100's of year's before the Garden Tomb was discovered. All of the evidence stacks up.

Ancient maps support THE GARDEN TOMB OF JESUS DOCUMENTARY EPISODE 3.
Ancient maps support THE GARDEN TOMB OF JESUS DOCUMENTARY EPISODE 3.


Video of Ken Trestrayl looking at maps of ancient Jerusalem.
Simon took the maps of ancient Jerusalem to the garden tomb to show Ken 
Trestrayl the garden tomb guide. Ken confirmed he had never seen these maps before and that he was over whelmed to see them and see how accurate they where.

Intrigued by these findings, I went in search of maps of ancient Jerusalem which may indicate the location of Jesus' tomb. One particular painting, annotated in French and therefore also presumably drawn in France, identifies a place near the site of the crucifixion as "Jeremiah's Grotto". Jeremiah's Grotto is thought to be the place where the Prophet Jeremiah retired to write the Book of Lamentations, a book of the Old Testament which chronicles the destruction of Jerusalem in 589BC. The Real Discoveries team went looking for Jeremiah's Grotto in the area described by this map, and found a cavern fitting its description right near the site of the Garden Tomb, which is currently being used as a banana warehouse. The owner was happy to talk to us, and confirmed that the locals indeed believed this to be Jeremiah's Grotto.

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Inside Jeremiah's grotto
                                
                               Inside Jeremiah's grotto

I took my  ancient  paintings of the old city of Jerusalem to the Jewish National and university library in Israel, where they came  from. Rubin Aylett confirmed that the ancient paintings where drawn hundred of years before the Garden Tomb was discovered, showing the Garden Tomb as the crucifixion site to be in the exact place as skull hill and the Garden Tomb
ancient  paintings of the old city of Jerusalem
Simon Brown and Rubin Aylett

Below is a close up of the sepulchre of Jesus showing the grave area to be cut out for Jesus body as Jesus was taller than Joseph of Arimathea.
sepulchre of Jesus
sepulchre of Jesus
Photo below of Peter from Simons team measuring the grave of Jesus in the Garden Tomb, which conforms exactly, to the HEIGHT OF THE MAN ON THE SHROUD WHICH IS ABOUT 5 FT 11.

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Peter measuring the grave of Jesus in the Garden Tomb,
Peter measuring the grave of Jesus in the Garden Tomb.
Simon Brown contacted 10 Shroud scholars, asking them what was the height of the man on the Turin shroud. All stated that the person on the Shroud of Turin was about 5 ft 11. Barrie Schwartz the greatest expert on the Shroud stated, this was CERTAINLY COINCIDENTAL. 
Barrie Schwartz the greatest expert on the Shroud
BARRIE SCHWARTZ




THE SHROUD AND THE GARDEN TOMB ARE CONNECTED EPISODE 5.
BARRIE SCHWARTZ OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE SHROUD OF TURIN-STATES, WELL THE QUESTION ABOUT THE GARDEN TOMB IS AN INTERESTING ONE, FIRST THING I HAVE TO ADMIT IS THAT I HAVE NOT DONE A TRUE STUDY OF THE GARDEN TOMB MY SELF, ONLY THE SHROUD BUT UNDERSTANDING THAT THE HEIGHT OF THE MAN IN THE GARDEN TOMB IS 5FT 11 IS CERTAINLY COINCIDENTAL WITH WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS PERCEIVED THAT THE AVERAGE HEIGHT OF THE MAN OF THE SHROUD WHICH I HAVE ALWAYS PUT ABOUT 5 FT 11. 
THE GARDEN TOMB AND THE SHROUD ARE LINKED
THE GARDEN TOMB AND THE SHROUD ARE LINKED

On top of Golgotha, a stone's throw from the tomb in the garden, according to topographical maps of the area, is one of the highest points of Mount Moriah, standing an impressive 777 meters above sea level. The number 777 is said to describe GOD the Father, the Son and His Spirit.

In this same region I found this strange shape, very old tree, which I believe could be in this area Abraham was to sacrifice Isaac, near and above the place of the skull Click on photo to read more.

Strange shape, very old tree.
Strange shape, very old tree.

ABRAHAM
ABRAHAM
And in the same region at the cliff edge, slightly lower than the Place of the Skull, where there were no grave stones, just large rocks protruding from the earth. A fence lined the edge of the cliff and I stood wondering why? Climbing onto the fence, I looked downward over the edge and what I saw amazed me. Below to the right was the area of the Garden Tomb, but directly below where I was standing was a large square shaped hole. I knew at once what this excavation was. It was the site that Ron Wyatt dug his hole looking for 

the Arc of the Covenant.

Old tunnels which Ron Wyatt dug out at the garden tomb
Old tunnels which Ron Wyatt dug out at the garden tomb

I still find this to be very interesting because above this hole it is 777 meters above sea level.
  
Is the Garden Tomb, the Tomb of Jesus?
QUICK FACTS 
So he delivered him over to them to be crucified. So they took Jesus, and he went out, bearing his own cross, to the place called The Place of a Skull, which in Aramaic is called Golgotha. John 19:16-17.

In 1883 British Major-General Charles George Gordon identified a site that he believed to be the tomb in which Jesus had been laid after noticing a skull face sunk into the rock opposite the old city walls. Charles George believed it to be the Golgotha as told in the four gospels.

There were also European scholars named Otto Thenius, Col. Churchill, and Fisher Howe 1871 who believed the hill to the east of the Garden Tomb fits the famous biblical Golgotha.

Just outside the old city walls, near the Damascus Gate of northern Jerusalem, there is a popular site that was known for crucifixions in the time of Jesus.

Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb in which no one had yet been laid. John 19:41

British Major-General Charles George Gordon also discovered that near to the place of the Skull was a tomb, which he believed it to be the site of Jesus' tomb, now called the Garden Tomb

This region of "Gordon's Calvary", Skull Hill is the northern most part of the mount called Moriah and confirms with the practices in Leviticus 1:11
and he shall kill it on the north side of the altar before the LORD, and Aaron’s sons the priests shall throw its blood against the sides of the altar. 

This is the same region that Abraham brought his son Isaac to sacrifice him as told in Genesis 22.2:
Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”

This is the same region that God was foreshadowing and serving as symbolic of an event, of something to follow, which was God's own son Jesus Christ.

This region and tomb is also outside the city gates which confirm with Hebrews 13:12: So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.



This same region is the highest points of Mount Moriah, standing an impressive 777 meters above sea level. The number 777 is said to describe GOD the Father, the Son and His Spirit.

There are ancient paintings pinpointing this same region as the location of Jesus tomb, paintings that were made before the tomb was discovered.

Ken Trestrayl,the Garden Tomb guide, confirmed he had never seen these maps before and that he was overwhelmed to see how accurate they were.

Rubin Aylett at the Jewish National and university library in Israel confirmed that the ancient paintings were drawn hundreds of years before the Garden Tomb was discovered.

The ancient paintings also identify a place near the site of the crucifixion as "Jeremiah's Grotto". Also there is such a place by the place of the skull believed by the locals to be the place where the Prophet Jeremiah retired to write the Book of Lamentations, a book of the Old Testament which chronicles the destruction of Jerusalem in 589BC.

In this region there is a cliff with the skull image sunk into its weathered rock face confirming with Matthew 27:33:
 And when they came to a place called Golgotha (which means Place of a Skull),

EVIDENCE OF A WEALTHY MANS TOMB:

1. The tomb was carved out of rock

2. There is a garden at the tomb

3. In this garden there is a wine press and one of the largest water wells in Jerusalem, which must have been owned by a wealthy man, as told in Matthew 27:57.
When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus.

There is also a seal just outside the tomb, confirming with Matthew 27:65
Pilate said to them, “You have a guard of soldiers. Go, make it as secure as you can.” So they went and made the tomb secure by sealing the stone and setting a guard.


The chemical analysis of the soil proved that there was no evidence that a body had decayed there, agreeing with the resurrection of Jesus. Matthew 28:1

There is graffiti on the walls referencing the Alpha and Omega, and Jesus being the anchor of our souls.
There is also archaeological evidence of a chapel having stood outside of the tomb, this is evidence of veneration.

The naming of The Place of the Skull, such a geographical feature in such a way fits entirely with Jewish practice of the time. Other examples include Gamia, a Jewish city on the Golan which is built upon a hill like a camel's hump. 'Gamia' means 'the camel'. Also 'Susita', Aramaic for 'the horse.

There is evidence that the tomb was hurriedly extended to accommodate a taller body being about 5'11 (confirming with Matthew 28) because the Sabbath was approaching.

Ten Turin Shroud scholars all stated that the person on the Shroud of Turin was about 5 ft 11.about the same measurements as the grave in the tomb.

Barrie Schwartz the greatest expert on the Shroud of Turin stated that the height of the man on the Shroud and the grave being the same height was CERTAINLY COINCIDENTAL.

These facts are just some of many and the details of the Garden Tomb, exactly match those described in the gospels.

However like all good story tellers I am saving the best till last!!

There is one very important piece to this puzzle missing, so important that it would prove without a doubt the true whereabouts of the tomb of Jesus.

THE GREAT STONE

Most tombs have a stone that is rolled across the entrance to seal the tomb. However, the tomb in this garden has no stone, but there is still there to this day clearly a channel that is 15' wide, that still has the marks of a rolling stone that had once been rolled down the channel to the tomb, which proves that there was once a stone there, as the channel also has a stopper at the end to stop the stone from rolling away after sealing the tomb.

So where is this stone today?
This original stone has never been found or been seen for 1000's of years. If we could find this stone it can only prove one thing, that this is the true tomb that was owned by Joseph of Arimathea.

WHY you may ask?
The answer is because the gospels tell us that the stone that was at this tomb was GREAT. It was not a normal size stone as the ones we so often see in the Holy Land which only just covered the entrance door to the tomb. This stone must have been, and was, and is unique. It was so large that when the two Mary's went back to the tomb, to anoint Jesus' body, as the scriptures say,
When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him.

And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?”
Mark 16:1-3.

Here the gospel of Mark makes this point very clearly because the stone was so large the two Mary's were obviously concerned how they would push and roll such a great stone clear away. This conversation proves the stone at the TRUE tomb was most certainly unique.

And how large was the stone?

The gospels do not give us the precise measurements. BUT the Greek language states the stone was 
LARGE EXTREMELY:
Mark 16:4. THE GREAT STONE.

Is there a stone on this planet that fits this description?  A stone that is so large, a stone that is so different, a stone that has to be precisely the same thickness as the channel outside the tomb being 15'' wide and 9'8' in diameter.

Is there a stone that stops at the perfect height?

Is there a stone that does not cover up or overlap the small window on the right of the tomb believed to be the nephesh, a Hebrew word meaning soul hole to let out the soul.

If there was surely it would be 1 in a million!!
If there was then surely wouldn't you agree this would be the GREAT missing piece to this puzzle?

If there was such a stone would you believe it?

Well, let me tell you there is a stone that fits in the channel at the Garden Tomb and it fits as snug as a glove.

THE FACTS

1. This Rolling Stone is in one piece as stated in the Bible. The Angel rolled the stone open.

2. This Rolling Stone is the perfect thickness.

3. This Rolling Stone is the perfect diameter.

4. This Rolling Stone is the same rock as the Garden Tomb.

5. This Rolling Stone has the same surface as the Garden Tomb.

6. This Rolling Stone has the same marks as the Garden Tomb.

7. This Rolling Stone is the same colour as the Garden Tomb.

8. This Rolling Stone fits the Garden Tomb like a glove.

9. This Garden Tomb had a Byzantine church.

10. This rolling stone was found at a Byzantine Monastery

11. There is no great stone in the world like it.

12. This great stone only fits one tomb in the world - The Garden Tomb.

Yes, I believe that God has indeed revealed the truth.

THIS STONE CAN ONLY PROVE ONE THING.
THE TOMB IN THE GARDEN IS THE TRUE TOMB OF JESUS.
The Great Stone
The Great Stone

It is the tomb originally made for and once owned by Joseph of Arimathea.

It is also worth noting since this discovery of the stone there has been no disputes against this being the Great stone made by Joseph of Arimathea for himself. No dispute by any one including the Garden Tomb Association in London.

Did you know that samples of this Great Stone and samples of the Garden tomb were tested by a scientist in the UK and found to be one and the same rock.

This Great Stone is the missing link, and the missing piece which is identical to the description in Mark 16:4,  and that fits only one tomb in the world. That completes the puzzle dear friends.


Everything in this article is, I believe, the absolute TRUTH.
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Peter Bob and Simon measuring the door to the tomb.
Peter Bob and Simon measuring the door to the tomb.


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Peter Bob and Simon measuring the channel out side the tomb.
Peter Bob and Simon measuring the channel out side the tomb.

Or you can watch Our Search for the Tomb of Jesus, on you tube.


Hard Evidence of the TOMB OF JESUS 
Or you can own this film for FREE by clicking here. 
Our Search for the Tomb of Jesus and THE GREAT MISSING STONE
Our Search for the Tomb of Jesus and THE GREAT MISSING STONE
I am Simon Brown, Thank you for reading this article, may God bless those who seek him, in Jesus' name I pray. Amen. 






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