Lauren Brown Presents The Bones of John The Baptist
NEW DISCOVERY - BONES FOUND COULD BE THOSE OF JOHN THE BAPTIST John the Baptist was a cousin of Jesus Christ as well as being known as being one who preached a message of repentance in readiness for the coming of Jesus Christ. He died famously after having his head decapitated from his body and served up on a plate before the King. Wood Sculpture of John The Baptist's Head by Santiago Martinez Delgado. This was at the request of Salome who had danced before the King who then promised her he would grant her anything she desired. The bones were discovered by official Bulgarian archaeologists Kazimir Popkonstantinov and Rossina Kostova in the ruins of a Bulgarian Church on the island of Sveti Ivan which translates as St John in Bulgarian. The bones are clearly consistent with someone who lived in the early first century AD. Scientists believed by the mitochondrial DNA genome sequence that ALL the 8 human bones found were all from the same individual. Scientists identified a family group of genes, the DNA haplotype, most commonly found in today's Middle East which was where John the Baptist's was born. The bones were buried only a few hundred years after the death of John the Baptist which means they are less likely to be forgeries, Scientist Thomas Higham confirms the date of Radiocarbon dating prove the bones to be 30 ad which is when John the Baptist is supposed to have died by decapitation as recorded in the scriptures. Scientists confirm that the bones could quite possibly be the bones of John the Baptist as it has been recorded in historical documents that the monastery in which they were found had received a portion of St John the Baptists relics in the fifth or early sixth centuries. Click here for THE FULL STORY http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs084/1107177002582/archive/1110350017842....
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