COMING THIS APRIL ON VISIONTV
One of the Greatest Archaeological Finds Reveals the Birth of Christianity …
THE JESUS DISCOVERY
VisionTV to present Canadian broadcast premiere of new documentary
“…nothing would connect us to Jesus himself, or even to his earliest followers—until now.”
This April, VisionTV will broadcast the Canadian premiere of the new 90-minute documentary film based on the just-released book The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals the Birth of Christianity (Simon & Schuster, ISBN: 9781451650402) by renowned biblical scholar James Tabor and three-time Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici.
VisionTV, Jacobovici’s “TV home” in Canada, previously broadcast Jacobovici’s The Lost Tomb of Jesus in which he made the case that the 2,000-year-old “Tomb of the Ten
Ossuaries”, discovered in 1980 by Jerusalem construction workers, belonged to the family
of Jesus of Nazareth.
The Jesus Discovery reveals a stunning new archaeological find that revolutionizes our understanding of Jesus, his earliest followers, and the birth of Christianity. In
it, Tabor and Jacobovici “reveal reliable archaeological evidence that is directly
connected to Jesus’ first followers—those who knew him personally—and to Jesus himself.”
In 2010, using a specialized robotic camera developed in Toronto, Tabor and Jacobovici
worked with archaeologists, geologists, and forensic anthropologists to explore a sealed,
previously unexcavated 1st century tomb in Jerusalem. The limestone ossuaries, or bone
boxes, they uncovered and their associated carvings of Jonah, the big fish, and a Greek
inscription are some of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made.
The Jesus Discovery offers a dramatic witness to what the people who knew Jesus actually
believed. It is the firsthand account of how the discovery happened and what it means.
Part archaeological adventure, part Biblical history, part forensic science, part theological controversy, The Jesus Discovery is a story that will carry around the world.
As Tabor and Jacobovici proclaim, “We now have new archaeological evidence, literally
written in stone, that can guide us in properly understanding what Jesus’ earliest
followers meant by their faith in Jesus’ resurrection from the dead—with his earthly
remains, and those of his family, peacefully interred just yards away.”
Simcha Jacobovici is a multi-award winning television producer, director, Professor of
Religious Studies, Huntington University in Ontario, Canada, and the author (with Charles Pellegrino) of The New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb. Currently on VisionTV, he can be seen as the host of The Naked Archeologist, an entertaining and eye-opening journey into the archaeology of the ancient world (Weekdays at 1pm ET/Saturdays at 2:30pm). Simcha divides his time between Israel and Canada. www.apltd.ca and JesusFamilyTomb.com
James D. Tabor is Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he has taught since 1989. He has previously held positions at the University of Notre Dame and the College of William and Mary. He is the author or coauthor of several other books, including The Jesus Dynasty. He lives in Charlotte, NC. www.JamesTabor.com
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