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rzm61
October 2nd, 2008, 01:32 PM
A team of scientists led by renowned French marine archaeologist Franck Goddio recently announced that they have found a bowl, dating to between the late 2nd century B.C. and the early 1st century A.D., that is engraved with what they believe could be the world's first known reference to Christ.

If the word "Christ" refers to the Biblical Jesus Christ, as is speculated, then the discovery may provide evidence that Christianity and paganism at times intertwined in the ancient world.

The full engraving on the bowl reads, "DIA CHRSTOU O GOISTAIS," which has been interpreted by the excavation team to mean either, "by Christ the magician" or, "the magician by Christ."

"It could very well be a reference to Jesus Christ, in that he was once the primary exponent of white magic," Goddio, co-founder of the Oxford Center of Maritime Archaeology, said.

He and his colleagues found the object during an excavation of the underwater ruins of Alexandria's ancient great harbor. The Egyptian site also includes the now submerged island of Antirhodos, where Cleopatra's palace may have been located.

Both Goddio and Egyptologist David Fabre, a member of the European Institute of Submarine Archaeology, think a "magus" could have practiced fortune telling rituals using the bowl. The Book of Matthew refers to "wisemen," or Magi, believed to have been prevalent in the ancient world.



Full article here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26972493/

Tsar Phalanxia
October 2nd, 2008, 02:20 PM
And for my next trick, I will turn water into wine...
Seriously though, I'm not surprised. His reputation as the son of God didn't take off until the Romanhs got a hold of him.

rzm61
October 2nd, 2008, 02:43 PM
What if that is actually how it was though?

He was just a normal laid back stoner of a magician, who over time people started rumors. What rumors you ask? Well that he's the son of god of course!So once word hit him, he chuckled to himself and just said 'yeah, I'm him.' Or something along those lines. I don't know, I wasn't there but I could make up stories like this all day.


Edit:
You think I could write a bog book of stories like this, get it published and have it as one of the best selling books ever?

Dr Goofy Mofo
October 2nd, 2008, 04:33 PM
Christ also means to Annalted one or something like that so it could be someone else!

Sister Faith
October 4th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Full article here:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26972493/

"If the word "Christ" refers to the Biblical Jesus Christ, as is speculated, then the discovery may provide evidence that Christianity and paganism at times intertwined in the ancient world."

That part made me laugh (http://www.kwenu.com/moesmemo/april_fools.htm) out loud! :icon_lol:

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The Good Reverend Roger
October 5th, 2008, 04:54 PM
Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a tetragramatton out of my hat!

The Good Reverend Roger
October 5th, 2008, 04:54 PM
And for my next trick, I will turn water into wine...
Seriously though, I'm not surprised. His reputation as the son of God didn't take off until the Romanhs got a hold of him.

Incorrect.