Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe

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Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe

#1  Postby DoctorE » May 25, 2012 8:45 am

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Geologists say Jesus, as described in the New Testament, was most likely crucified on Friday, April 3, in the year 33.

The latest investigation, reported in International Geology Review, focused on earthquake activity at the Dead Sea, located 13 miles from Jerusalem. The Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 27, mentions that an earthquake coincided with the crucifixion:

“And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open.”

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To analyze earthquake activity in the region, geologist Jefferson Williams of Supersonic Geophysical and colleagues Markus Schwab and Achim Brauer of the German Research Center for Geosciences studied three cores from the beach of the Ein Gedi Spa adjacent to the Dead Sea.

Varves, which are annual layers of deposition in the sediments, reveal that at least two major earthquakes affected the core: a widespread earthquake in 31 B.C. and a seismic event that happened sometime between the years 26 and 36.

The latter period occurred during “the years when Pontius Pilate was procurator of Judea and when the earthquake of the Gospel of Matthew is historically constrained,” Williams said.

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Re: Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe

#2  Postby quisquose » May 25, 2012 9:04 am

Thread title's wrong, it should be:

Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, believers research

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#3  Postby Ihavenofingerprints » May 25, 2012 9:07 am

Sometime between year 26 and 36?

I think it's safe to say the earthquake happened at the exact moment of one particular jewish man's execution sometime during that 8 year period.
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#4  Postby z8000783 » May 25, 2012 10:35 am

Did the report mention what time it happened?

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#5  Postby theropod » May 25, 2012 10:50 am

Varves?

Let's not look at varves documenting more than 6K years of accumulation.

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Re: Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe

#6  Postby Jefferson » May 29, 2012 11:26 am

I am the primary author of the research article discussed in this article. We DID NOT determine the date of the crucifixion. This article grossly mischaracterizes our research. We dated an earthquake in Judea to have occurred between 26 and 36 AD based purely on what we saw in the sediments. I created a site to explain this research to the general public. It is www.crucifixionquake.info.

I've been told this isn't the first time Discovery News has pulled a stunt like this. Apparently, a large media corporation that purports to explain science to the general public doesn't mind trashing reputations and damaging research as long as it generates clicks and revenue for their site. Who would have thought that a large corporation whose CEO received ~40 million dollars in compensation last year would do such a thing ? (2010 (http://www.forbes.com/lists/2012/12/ceo ... _D9HF.html).

Please visit my site and see if you agree with me. Our article was written by scientists; not believers. Scientists who don't presuppose the outcome with faulty front loaded conclusions.

When this kind of thing happens, this type of research is ceded to Creationists who believe in a 6000 year old earth, a global Noachian flood 5000 years ago, and fail to recognize the brilliance of Charles Darwin in explaining how the fossil record is explained by Natural Selection.
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Re: Quake reveals day of Jesus' crucifixion, researchers believe

#7  Postby Lion IRC » May 31, 2012 6:02 am

How do you mischaracterize findings of fact?
They appear to have used quotation marks and everything.
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#8  Postby Fenrir » May 31, 2012 10:07 am

The bible agrees with pretty much anyone if they read it "right".

Thanks for dropping in Jefferson. :cheers:
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