Filling in for George Noory, guest host Dave Schrader (email) welcomed forensic geologist Scott Wolter for a discussion on the historical Jesus and the Jesus "Ossuary." An ossuary is a stone box made of limestone containing physical remains of someone who belonged to a particular sect in the 1st century, he explained. The family would process remains which involved treating the body, placing it on a shelf for one or two years, then returning to gather the bones and place them in the ossuary. Wolter asserted the tomb in which the ossuary was found, located only two miles from the walled city of Jerusalem, belonged to the family of the biblical Jesus.
They found ten ossuaries, seven of which had names inscribed on them. Those names all reference the biblical family of Jesus: Joseph, Maria, James brother of Jesus, and Jesus son of Joseph, as well as Matthew, Judah son of Jesus, and Mariamne Mara, Wolter revealed. "When you add the James Ossuary to this list of names suddenly the odds of this not being the biblical family in Jerusalem at that time really go off the charts... from my perspective, it's them," he said. Wolter detailed the relationship between the tomb and the Knights Templar, suggesting they were Jesus' descendants. Jesus was called rabbi in the Bible and rabbis were required to be married and have a son, he noted. Wolter thinks the Templar Knights entered the tomb some 900 years ago to collect treasure and possibly the bones of Jesus to use against their enemies.
In the second half of the program, former government cryptologist J.R. Watts shared his findings about Bible codes and the Shroud of Turin. According to Watts, the Bible code cannot be explained away by skeptics. How could codes about futuristic events that would take place thousands of years after they were written in the Bible... occur?" he questioned. The biblical authors could not have known what would happen in the future, he added, suggesting the Bible codes were authored by God. These codes, many found in the first five books of the Old Testament (Torah), can be decrypted with special software, Watts explained.
Within the plain text of the Bible is a cipher text which contains specific detailed information about the future that cannot be coincidental, he continued. As examples, he cited the assassinations of Abraham Lincoln, and Robert and John Kennedy, as well as the 9/11 attack on New York. Watts expressed his belief that 9/11 was God's judgment on the city for a massive display of calf idolatry during the new millennium celebrations. In addition, Watts thinks there are codes in the New Testament that contain specific words referencing the Shroud, and that the relic was kept safe throughout the ages by an underground Shroud railroad of believers.