Jesus is one of the most important figures in Christianity. Depending on your religious beliefs, Jesus may or may not be the Messiah and a historical figure. There is some information about his life in the Bible, but not much is known about it from the period in which he existed. This makes it difficult for non-religious historians to find information about Jesus outside of religious writings, but there have been some interesting finds in recent years. Others tell an entirely different story from those that are supported by the bible stories.
Jesus was born on the outskirt of Bethlehem in Judea. He was circumcised on the 8th day of his life in a synagogue in Bethlehem. On that occasion he was given the name of Yeshua by his mother who also referred to him later by his nickname Yeshu. On January 5 some two thousand years ago, his family escaped to Egypt after many of Bethlehem’s young children were murdered by king Herod. On January 6 the three Magi met him and his parents on the “King’s Road” that led to Egypt.
After 7 years in exile, his family returns to Nazareth but leaving Jesus at the Essen’s compound of Qumran on the west side of the Dead Sea, where he spent the next 23 years of his life. Here he was trained in the esoteric teaching of the Kabala as practiced by its founder Rabbi Yehoshua Ben Perachiah.
At age 12 he was brought to the Temple of Solomon grounds for his Bar Mitzva celebration while he was still 12 going on 13. Here we find Jesus teaching the crowd about various passages in the Torah seating among the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions.
When Jesus began His public ministry at the age of 30, he travelled to the Jordan River to be baptized by his cousin John the Baptist who was baptizing the Jews at the same location that the Arc of the Covenant passed into Israel from the Jordanian side under the direction of Joshua who led the twelve tribes into Israel. Jesus’ public preaching, teaching, and healing career officially began after the baptism and his test in the desert of Judea.
Jesus is said to have done several miracles, including healing the sick, casting out demons from the tormented, and even raising the dead. As Jesus started to teach in Galilee, mainly around capharnaum, he attracted huge crowds.
Many people were upset with Jesus during His life because they didn’t understand Him. He taught unusual things and gave mercy to sinners. He displayed amazing strength, and some civic and religious leaders were frightened by his influence.
Jesus was betrayed by one of his disciples, Judas, on Thursday evening at the Garden of Jessamine. He was brought in front of Pontius Pilot and sentenced to be crucified on Friday on the eve of the Jewish Passover.
After his death, Jesus body was taken to the tomb of Joseph Arimathea for burial preparation. His body was washed by Joseph Arimathea and Nicodemus who rapped the body with 100-120 pound of Aloe and then sprinkled Myrrh (perfume) on it.
The next morning, they found the tomb to be empty and Jesus’ body was gone. This event has given rise to the belief of Jesus resurrection from the dead and is one of the fundamental cornerstones of Christianity.
However, Jesus body was taken to Nazareth to be buried in the same family graveyard as his father Joseph.
The exact location of Jesus’ tomb is described in great details by Moshe Mazin in his recently published book, The Search for Jesus’ Tomb, in which the author identifies exactly where Jesus’ burial tom