Hello. You have reached the updated site for the Friends of the Talpiot Tomb. In order to use the features of this site you will need to register as a member. Registering as a member of this site is free. See the “Site_overview” page.
The pupose of this site is to two-fold. First, it is a place where those with a deep interest in this subject can participate at a more in-depth level. Second, interested parties can make a donation in order to support work in this area. See the “Why_Register/Donate” page.
It will be assumed that members of this site are familar with the basic background material associated with the Talpiot “garden” and “patio” tombs. If you feel you would like more background information please visit the free public education site www.talpiottomb.com.
Both talpiottomb.org and talpiottomb.com are being brought to you by JTERP (Jesus Tomb Education and Research Project). Please click on “About Us” on the main menu to learn more about JTERP. These sites are supported in part by donations from registered members and visitors to this site.
These two sites are dedicated to using a balanced approach to probing the proposition that the “Talpiot Tomb” is the family tomb of the biblical Jesus. Please note that the proposition will be approached from two related points-of-view; 1) is the Talpiot tomb the actual tomb of biblical Jesus or 2) even if it is not, could it still be the burial site for members of his family.
JTERP will not appeal to religious or theological explanations for historical events or phenomena. This is not to say that visitors who hold religious beliefs that relate to this subject are unwelcome. Hopefully a wide diversity of people will enter into the dialogue regarding the proposition of interest. For a fuller discussion of this important point please click here.
Is the Talpiot Tomb the family tomb of the biblical Jesus? Unfortunately, this question has been the subject of a heated and polarizing debate, both for and against this proposition. JTERP will not take either of these opposing polar views. Rather, it is the editorial position of JTERP that there is now enough evidence to say that the Talpiot Tomb could be the family tomb of the biblical Jesus, but it is not a certainty. There are still many open questions that relate to the Talpiot Tomb and it is a goal of JTERP to support the process of answering them.
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