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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (213 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Simcha Jacobovici, Charles Pellegrino Narrator: Michael Ciulla Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9780061432941
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The Jesus Family Tomb tells the story of what may be the greatest archaeological find of all time—the discovery of the family tomb of Jesus of Nazareth

The Jesus Family Tomb includes:

  • A gripping real-life detective story that combines history, archaeology and cutting-edge science, and reveals the truth behind 2,000 years of mystery
  • Scientific details about the Jesus family tomb ossuaries
  • Results from DNA tests performed on human residue taken out of the Jesus ossuary and the Mary Magdalene ossuary
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Absolutely fascinating…many would argue the biggest story or one of the biggest stories of our lifetime.”  

    The Today Show

  • “A slick and suspenseful narrative…Jacobovici is a maverick, a self-made Indiana Jones.” 

    Newsweek

  • “Part archaeological detective story and part early Christian history, The Jesus Family Tomb is a narrative as riveting as any novel.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Mr. Jacobovici succeeds amazingly at what any good historian of antiquity must do: he brings the stories to life.” 

    New York Times

  • “Pellegrino is the perfect man for the Big Picture. He dreams in eons, from last October all the way back to the Big Bang.” 

    Newsday

  • "This discovery is potentially the last nail in the coffin of biblical literalism." 

    John Dominic Crossan, author of God & Empire 

  • New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dal | 12/29/2013

    " Started off great, though got boring.....fast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 12/15/2013

    " if true, indeed if this is the family tomb of jesus -- it will surely be lost on deaf ears of a decaying society of sicophants, fanatics, and murderers. if you are a christian, you have blood on your hands. i don't want any part of your fantasy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 12/4/2013

    " I did find the history of "ossuaries" interesteing but I didn't finish the book as I found it quite heavy going and got bored. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete daPixie | 12/3/2013

    " Simcha Jacobovici's investigation of the tomb and ossuary collection discovered in Talpiot, Jerusalem. Fascinating archaeological dig into early first century Jewish/Christian burial evidence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 10/26/2013

    " The book is much better than the tv special. It didn't try to glamorize or put ideas into your head, it just stated the facts and the reasoning. Very informative and I loved the archiological terms and explanations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shoghig kaloussian azezian | 4/21/2013

    " A good one, but more is needed. More DNA testing and search for the bones! Where are the bones and what about the 3 skulls? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty McMahon | 10/1/2012

    " Very interesting. Surprised the book didn't get more attention. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anti Wibawa | 7/5/2012

    " belum tau masuk ke shelf mana nih. ini buku pemberian teman ditahun 2007 tepatnya buku ini terbit, tapi saya kok ga ingin membacanya. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 donny | 6/20/2012

    " intriguing books... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tamsin Ramone | 8/29/2011

    " Massively based on grey areas. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 4/3/2011

    " Interesting. The most interesting thing was the burial rites at that time in history. That and how many sites are uncovered all the time in that part of the world by construction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/16/2011

    " I've never actually read an archaeological-type book from cover to cover except for this one. It gives stunning detail of Jesus and his family's lives and their deaths. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karlie Nyte | 12/26/2010

    " This is a fascinating book! Regardless of your religious beliefs, it's fascinating! I've read this book more than once, and each time I've read it, I become more fascinated by what the authors have to say. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mormon Heretic | 10/17/2010

    " Interesting and controversial look at Christ. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dal | 9/17/2010

    " Started off great, though got boring.....fast. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 3/30/2010

    " Interesting. The most interesting thing was the burial rites at that time in history. That and how many sites are uncovered all the time in that part of the world by construction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matthew | 1/29/2010

    " I've never actually read an archaeological-type book from cover to cover except for this one. It gives stunning detail of Jesus and his family's lives and their deaths. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/15/2009

    " The book is much better than the tv special. It didn't try to glamorize or put ideas into your head, it just stated the facts and the reasoning. Very informative and I loved the archiological terms and explanations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeniz | 12/14/2009

    " That we can never take the word of man and if we want to know the full truth then only by investigation and self reliance is the key to truth and knowledge...

    What we know today as truth is false... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 3/6/2009

    " if true, indeed if this is the family tomb of jesus -- it will surely be lost on deaf ears of a decaying society of sicophants, fanatics, and murderers. if you are a christian, you have blood on your hands. i don't want any part of your fantasy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pete | 12/7/2008

    " Simcha Jacobovici's investigation of the tomb and ossuary collection discovered in Talpiot, Jerusalem. Fascinating archaeological dig into early first century Jewish/Christian burial evidence. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Anti Wibawa | 10/17/2008

    " belum tau masuk ke shelf mana nih. ini buku pemberian teman ditahun 2007 tepatnya buku ini terbit, tapi saya kok ga ingin membacanya. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 10/4/2008

    " I did find the history of "ossuaries" interesteing but I didn't finish the book as I found it quite heavy going and got bored. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mormon | 9/11/2008

    " Interesting and controversial look at Christ. "

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About the Author

Simcha Jacobovici is an Emmy-winning documentary director and producer and a widely published writer and lecturer. His articles have appeared around the globe in publications such as the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. Currently the host of The Naked Archaeologist on the History Channel, Simcha Jacobovici lives in Toronto.