Re: [asa] Tomb of St. Paul

From: George Murphy <>
Date: Thu Dec 04 2008 - 11:32:08 EST

The burial places of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob are the only ones about which we have reports anywhere close to the time when they would have taken place - i.e., which are worth anything at all. & in fact there is some question about Jacob since Gen.50:5 & 10-12 indicate that there was an alternate tradition to the one about his burial in the cave at Machpelah noted in 50:13.

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Dick Fischer
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  According to the Koran, Adam was buried on Mount Abukais, near Mecca, although I'd put greater stock on either Eridu or Erech. Noah reputedly was buried close by the ark's landing site near Jebel Judi, or Pir Omar Gudrun, or Mount Lubar or Mount Nisir, or the Gordyene (Kurdish) Mountains. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are supposed to be buried in the Cave of Machpelah at Hebron. The tomb of Jonah is at Mosul (formerly Nineveh). Hilprecht reported visiting the tomb of Daniel in what is now Iran.


  Dick Fischer, GPA president

  Genesis Proclaimed Association

  "Finding Harmony in Bible, Science and History"


  -----Original Message-----
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  Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 9:34 PM
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  Here's a Time story of 2 years ago about a find of St. Paul's putative sarcophagus:,8599,1569014,00.html . The skulls of Ss. Peter & Paul have traditionally been supposed to be in St. John Lateran. If they find a skull in that sarcophagus, something's gotta give.



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    From: David Opderbeck

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    Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 8:53 PM

    Subject: [asa] Tomb of St. Paul


    Channel surfing, I happened upon a show on EWTN (the Catholic Network) about the "Year of St. Paul." I hadn't realized that Paul's tomb had been unearthed in the past couple of years in Rome. Does anyone know whether it's been further examined and if the claim that it contains Paul's remains is legit?

    David W. Opderbeck
    Associate Professor of Law
    Seton Hall University Law School
    Gibbons Institute of Law, Science & Technology

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