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    Boulder95
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    Coins Depicting Jesus Uncovered?

    In what appears to be a “very significant” discovery of Art and Art History from the 1st century A.D., historian, historical archaeologist, and imaging inventor Dr. Ronald Stewart, Th.D., Ph.D., is stating that he has possibly uncovered hand-struck coins minted sometime between 33-47 A.D., which have images and depictions of Jesus Christ—many which correlate to well-known Biblical events, reports Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST Ministries.

    According to a story carried in Breaking Christian News (www.breakingchristiannews.com), “Research is ongoing, but these initial findings would be a major development throughout art history, Christianity, Near Eastern history, and numismatics”.

    Prior to this unique discovery, the earliest known depiction of the face or likeness of Jesus Christ was in 235 A.D., in what is known as “The Healing of the Paralytic. This has long been a concern for believers (and others), insofar as there were no (extant) drawings, painting, or other images of Jesus for the 200 years immediately after Christ’s death.

    Likewise, the earliest image of Jesus on a coin showed up in a Byzantine gold coin estimated to be from 692 A.D.

    The story went on to say that examples of readily-identified Biblical stories of Christ which Stewart has seen on these coins include: Jesus healing the blind man, Jesus raising Jarius’ daughter from the dead, and Jesus being bound and dragged on his way to Pontius Pilate.

    “In order to arrive at his conclusion, Stewart has relied on his own advanced imaging technology called Infinite Microscopic to Macroscopic Imaging, a system that has been used and improved upon for the past 25 years,” it added. “This imaging system has been used by the federal government, select State and county agencies, private museums in the USA and the UK, and other researchers and archeologists over the past several years.”

    Dr. Tim White-adjunct professor at Northwest University and senior pastor of Washington Cathedral, said, “I am excited by this work. This is exactly the kind of in-depth research of which Christians need to stay apprized. The 3D imaging analysis of early coins with possible pictures of Jesus is very intriguing.”

    Dr. Stewart, Editor-In-Chief of Independent Archaeology (www.independentarchaeologynotes.com), plans on displaying the coins at some pending exhibits throughout the USA in 2014.

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    #14189
    No Other Rock
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    Do you have a link for the article you’ve posted? :-)

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    Make it count
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    #14194
    Boulder95
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    #14198

    Anonymous

    At the risk of being skeptical:

    1) The only source for this claim is a single web site. All the others seem to link back to Ronald Stewart’s site.

    2) That site is a dodgy 1997-esque web site claiming that it holds “peer reviewed journals”, of which there is only ONE, and that one “journal” was in fact written and edited in its ENTIRETY by the very same person (Ronald Stewart) claiming to have discovered Jesus on the coins.

    I’ve read through the “journal”, and it frequently quotes non-reputable online sources, contains many unsubstantiated assertions, and bears none of the hallmarks of having been produced by a doctorate-level scientist. It also has some pretty shoddy grammar and spelling, which is never a good sign.

    So…
    while it’s quite possible that there is some validity to this, the evidence at the moment is not compelling.

    #14200
    Boulder95
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    Just curious Benjamin what would be the point of trying to disprove this article? Or say that is not valid or say that its not compelling?

    #14201

    Anonymous

    …truth?

    Whenever I see articles online that make me raise an eyebrow, I dig a little deeper. Sometimes they validate themselves (like the Iran/US Chamber of Commerce news story), sometimes they don’t.

    These coins are not unknown to science. Stewart’s assertion that they depict Jesus is not supported by others.
    It’s important to know all the facts, wherever they might lead us.

    #14215
    annelis
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    I always wanted to study to become an archeologist and this is indeed very interesting for me :yahoo: . Thanks for posting. :good:

    Benjamin it’s nothing wrong trying to find the truth, but it’s no need to debunk something before its necessary. :negative:

    John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
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