In 1990, a
bone chest was discovered accidentally during
work in Jerusalem’s Peace Forest. This “Caiaphas
Ossuary” belonged to the high priest from A.D.
18–36 (see his cynical words in Jn 11:49–53).
The inscription, found in two places, read:
“Caiaphas” and “Joseph, son of Caiaphas.”
First-century Jewish historian Josephus provided
the full name, “Joseph, who is called Caiaphas
of the high priesthood.”
Cabal, T., Brand, C.
O., Clendenen, E. R., Copan, P., Moreland, J., &
Powell, D. (2007). The Apologetics Study Bible:
Real Questions, Straight Answers, Stronger Faith
(1149). Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers.
In 1961 an inscription with the name of
Pontius Pilate was found in the theater
excavations. Campbell, E. F. (2001). Vol. 27
numbers 1-4: Biblical Archaeologist : Volume 27
1-4 (electronic ed.). Philadelphia: American
Schools of Oriental Research.
Tomb Of St.
Philip The Apostle Discovered In Turkey
Updated: Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 9:37 AM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011, 9:37 AM EDT
HIERAPOLIS, Turkey - A
tomb believed to be that of St. Philip the
Apostle was unearthed during excavations in the
ancient Turkish city of Hierapolis.
Italian professor Francesco D'Andria said
archeologists found the tomb of the biblical
figure -- one of the 12 original disciples of
Jesus -- while working on the ruins of a
newly-earthed church, Turkish news agency
Anadolu reported Wednesday.
of the tomb and the writings on the wall proved
it belonged to St. Philip, he added.
professor said the archaeologists worked for
years to find the tomb and he expected it to
become an important Christian pilgrimage
St. Philip, recognized as
one of Christianity's martyrs, is thought to
have died in Hierapolis, in the southwest
province of Denizli, in around 80AD. It is
believed he was crucified upside down or