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Source: Jerusalem Post While it may at first glance appear to be a bit of Vandal-era vandalism, the apparent graffiti shenanigans was actually a deliberate attempt by the clergy to redeem souls and honor the dead. By JERUSALEM POST STAFF What has been written in ancient engravings on the pillars in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem? While it may at first glance appear to be a bit of Vandal-era vandalism, the apparent graffiti was actually a deliberate attempt by the clergy to redeem souls and honor the dead through some Christian carving. In fact, these carvings aren’t even as old…

Source: Openoureyeslord.com By Gary S. Shogren, Professor of New Testament, San Jose, Costa Rica, openoureyeslord.com Usually it’s the Old Testament that garners all the publicity for archaeological finds, and for good reasons: the Israelites inhabited the land for centuries and left behind all kinds of artifacts. Jesus and the apostles did not erect buildings or put up inscriptions or make special clay pots. Nevertheless, New Testament archaeology has yielded some excellent and surprising finds. My criteria here are: fmds from the last few years; fmds that reveal some sort of physical evidence for the New Testament story; and frankly, things…