The most widely accepted burial site of Jesus Christ is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, but the location of the tomb has been disputed for centuries by archaeologists and theologians.
There are several sites in Jerusalem that have been suggested as Jesus of Nazareth’s “final” resting place – the centuries-old question continues to puzzle archeologists, historians, and theologians.
The earliest accounts of Christ’s burial, dating back to the Canonical Gospels – the first four books of the New Testament – suggest Christ was buried in a rock-cut tomb belonging to Joseph of Arimathea.
A passage in Mark 15 reads:
For the most part, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem in israel is believed to have been built upon the site of Christ’s burial.
However, some believe another location known as the Garden Tomb is where Christ was buried before his resurrection.
Discovered in 1867 by a local farmer, in 1883 it was suggested that the Garden Tomb was the famous spot by General Charles George Gordon, a British Army officer who fought in the Crimean War.
‘Key to the Riddle’
According to a professor of Bible studies at Shasta Bible College and Graduate School in California, US, compelling archaeological and biblical evidence exists that could finally resolve the dispute.
According to the scientist, after a study of the Garden Tomb in 1974 by Israeli archaeologist Gabriel…