Simon Brown.

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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.
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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.



Monday, 1 October 2012

NEW DISCOVERY - BONES FOUND COULD BE THOSE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST






John the Baptist was a cousin of Jesus Christ as well as being known as being one who preached a message of repentance in readiness for the coming of Jesus Christ.

He died famously after having his head decapitated from his body and served up on a plate before the King. 

                             



 Wood Sculpture of John The Baptist's Head  by Santiago Martinez Delgado.

This was at the request of Salome who had danced before the King who then promised her he would grant her anything she desired.


Finally the opportune time came. On his birthday Herod gave a banquet for his high officials and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22 When the daughter off Herodias came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his dinner guests.
The king said to the girl, "Ask me for anything you want, and I'll give it to you." 23 And he promised her with an oath, "Whatever you ask I will give you, up to half my kingdom."
24 She went out and said to her mother, "What shall I ask for?"
"The head of John the Baptist," she answered.
25 At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: "I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter."
26 The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her. 27 So he immediately sent an executioner with orders to bring John's head. The man went, beheaded John in the prison,28 and brought back his head on a platter. He presented it to the girl, and she gave it to her mother. 29 On hearing of this, John's disciples came and took his body and laid it in a tomb. Mark 6:21 to 30. (New International Version)

So it is no wonder that news of this find has travelled around the world as an important find both biblically and historically.



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QUICK FACTS
The bones were discovered by official Bulgarian archaeologists Kazimir Popkonstantinov and Rossina Kostova in the ruins of a Bulgarian Church on the island of Sveti Ivan which translates as St John in Bulgarian.

The bones are clearly consistent with someone who lived in the early first century AD.

Scientists believed by the mitochondrial DNA genome sequence that ALL the 8 human bones found were all from the same individual.

Scientists identified a family group of genes, the DNA haplotype, most commonly found in today's Middle East which was where John the Baptist's was born.
The bones were buried only a few hundred years after the death of John the Baptist which means they are less likely to be forgeries,

Scientist Thomas Higham confirms the date of Radiocarbon dating prove the bones to be 30 ad which is when John the Baptist is supposed to have died by decapitation as recorded in the scriptures.


Scientists confirm that the bones could quite possibly be the bones of John the Baptist as it has been recorded in historical documents that the monastery in which they were found had received a portion of St John the Baptists relics in the fifth or early sixth centuries.

THE FULL STORY

How exciting that we can now use the latest technology such as carbon dating and hi-tech computers to help open the eyes of these who do not realise the accuracy, reliability and the importance of the for Gospels.

As in this remarkable case that even shocked the researchers and a scientist named Thomas Higham, an atheist, and his team from Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit at Oxford University, who tested bones believed to be from the prophet of God, John the Baptist, a cousin who baptised Jesus Christ who was born for only one reason and one mission. To'Prepare the way for the Lord make straight paths for him.Matthew 3:3. 
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC


A film produced by National Geographic called The Head of John the Baptist produced a wonderful documentary with brand new evidence which I will attempt to do my best to share with you. 

                              John the Baptist tooth

This amazing discovery that my wife and I watched with excitement after the greatest experts in Europe provided scientific evidence to support this extraordinary claim. 

 
                                              John the Baptist cheek bone


Although I had already believed these bones to be the real thing it was clear that the researchers did not.

ARM BONE 
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THE FACTS 
Bulgarian archaeologists Kazimir Popkonstantinov and Rossina Kostova.
We go back to the excavation, by archaeologist Kazimir Popkonstantinov, of a fourth century monastery on July 28/2010 at St. Ivan Island near Sozopol off Bulgaria's Black Sea coast. The remains of 8 pieces of bone, including fragments of skull and face bone and a tooth were discoveredunder a church floor.

The bones were found burIed in a well polished, very good quality marble box which must have been produced deliberately by very skilled workers and commissioned to contain very important relics such as John the Baptist states archaeologists and experts Kazimir Popkonstantinov and Rossina Kostova aspecialist in early archaeology
 

Better still there was a smaller box only inches away from the marble box which had a personal message engraved on it reading, Lord help thy servant Thomas, followed by the words of St John.
Based on the inscriptions Thomas was convinced he had the bones of St John the Baptist which also had a date of June 24th, this was believed to be St John the Baptists birthday.

Candida Moss, theologian and relic expert on National Geographic states, 'what makes these relics unique here underneath the altar of an ancient church is that they were buried there only a few hundred years after the death of John the Baptist, this makes it less likely that the bones were forged because they predated the boom in the relics trade.
There are seven countries believed to have parts of St John the Baptist. But with these relics we have the kind of pristine archaeological context that enables us to make much bolder claims to where they come from and who they belong to states Candida Moss.
 



RESULTS
Scientists from the Theology University of San Francisco and the team of the best experts in Europe including scientist Thomas Higham confirms the date of the bones to be almost 2000 years old, between 5 and 75 years AD. 
Thomas also points out on this chart the bones date to 30 ad which is right in the middle of when John the Baptist is supposed to have died.
'The dates fits right in the margin' states Thomas and this is the first time we have ever got anything to be bang on where it is supposed to be.

Candida Moss enthused 'this is very exciting' if someone had asked her beforehand she would have bet against it. She is also very surprised by this result and say they do not have anything like this from the 1st century and states there is a very high probability that they might actually come from St John the Baptist.
Scientists also proved that the bones were a male and all the parts of bones come from the same individual and frequent in the near east. DNA evidence fits with the idea that this could be John the Baptist, and states there's nothing contradicting that it is not John the Baptist, very rare in these cases said the scientist and researchers. 
 

Now, scientist Thomas Higham has become very interested in this and wants to test the skull and other parts of John the Baptist which are in other churches in different countries. As he has the complete genome (biological information) he believes he can test to see if they are all from the same person.
HEAD OF JOHN THE BAPTIST 
                         HEAD OF John the Baptist.


Paul Middleton, a senior lecturer in Biblical studies at the University of Chester states: There is reasonably good historical evidence that John the Baptist, did exist.

Yet again we have Archaeology proving the Bible if people would only believe what Jesus said.

"Of course, this does not prove that these were the remains of John the Baptist, but nor does it refute that theory, as the sequences we got fit with a Near Eastern origin," says former Oxford student Dr Hannes Schroeder.

But if you believe not his writings, how shall you believe my words? John 5:47

"He said to him, 'If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.'"  Luke 16:31

Just as an aside I think it is a real shame the Scientists tested the wrong part of the Turin Shroud as I am sure they would have come up with similar results to this however God makes good out of every case.
Is the Shroud of Turin a fake or a forgery as many say?
Is the Shroud of Turin a fake or a forgery as many say?
I am Simon Brown, Thank you for reading this article, may God bless those who seek him, in Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
  
Also read John the Baptist's Bones Found?


The new relics of St. John the Baptist
The new relics of St. John the Baptist

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