“Lost Tomb of Jesus” Symbol

The book, The Jesus Family Tomb, by Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino, and Jacobovici’s film, The Lost Tomb of Jesus, present what filmmaker James Cameron has called “an avalanche” of evidence for the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth that also proves “beyond any reasonable doubt that a first century Jewish tomb found in Talpiot, Jerusalem, in 1980 is the tomb of Jesus and his family” (including Mary Magdalene). PluribusOne™ supports further examination of the evidence as well as research to address related theological issues.

PluribusOne™’s contribution is: revelatory analysis of one important element: the symbol above the entrance to this tomb, a natural chevron-like wishbone shape above a circle. The following is my analysis and conclusion with respect to that symbol along with my opinion as to whether my finding helps to support or refute the claim that the tomb is that of Jesus of Nazareth and family.

A given symbol will often have several levels of meaning as well as different meanings in different contexts, and “sometimes,” to quote Sigmund Freud, “…a cigar is just a cigar.” In this case, there is no question for me that the two shapes form an intentional symbol, and there is no ambiguity as to its intended meaning. However, that relatively descriptive natural asymmetric chevron with its imperfect circle is repeated in more abstract and precisely geometric form inside the tomb, on ossuaries, and interpreters have ignored or disregarded the significance of the difference between the symbol at the entrance and the secondary ones on ossuaries, which has led to wildly speculative solutions that share genesis in the geometrized version:

Some see the symbol as possible origin of the Masonic all-seeing eye, the eye in the pyramid. Some see it as symbolizing the House of David—a dual-pitched roof with a circle underneath to represent members of that household. Some think the symbol was borrowed from the oval-inside-a-triangle pattern that was prominently displayed on Nicanor’s Gate of the Temple of Jerusalem and on coins of the period, although there is only vague similarity. Some ossuaries have lids shaped like roofs that make a triangular shape at each end and have a circular shaped handle at center too, but there is no reason to see those shapes as having been designed to send a message. Not every angled line above a closed loop is resonant.

So what does the symbol represent and what does it mean?

The symbol represents a vulva, complete with clitoris, labia minora, and vaginal opening (see Image File #53 photographs). Yonic symbols—symbols of the vagina and Divine Feminine—date back to at least the Bronze Age in areas to the east of the Holy Land, and note also that the familiar fish symbol for the astrological sign of Pisces (and the Piscean Age) that harks back to the roots of Christianity is essentially a vesica piscis, another symbol for the vagina. The vesica piscis is a sacred symbol dating back to the ancient Egyptians (at least) and venerated through the centuries by the Templars, Freemasons, and others as well.

Why would a yonic symbol be used to identify the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth and his family? Because its message is: This tomb is a womb, the place from which the souls of those whose mortal remains have been deposited herein have been birthed and have ascended. This is consistent with the true teaching of Jesus which did not limit the presence and power of the “Father” within him to himself alone. Although ironically contrary to mainstream Christian doctrine, this is consistent with the teachings of Jesus and of Jewish kabbalists. Commensurately, the vulva at the entrance to the tomb expresses the belief that all souls “ascend,” and death effectively dies.

This symbol analysis tends to support the claim that the tomb is that of Jesus of Nazareth and his family. According to the Holy Bible they were descendants of King David; therefore, the six-pointed stars inside of circles found on the ossuary of Jesus appear to offer further evidence of that because connecting the points a certain way produces the Star of David pattern. The Star of David inside a circle is also known as the Shield of David and as the Seal of Solomon (son of David). The Star of David design embodies the Hermetic message (of Egyptian origin): “as above, so below,” which resonates in the Lord’s Prayer: “…on Earth as it is in Heaven.”

[See also our September, 2012 post: “Sex and Chevrons” and our November, 2014 post: “Analysis: Albrecht Dürer’s ‘The Last Supper.”]


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One Response to ““Lost Tomb of Jesus” Symbol”

  1. PluribusOne™ Says:

    We see that we have inadvertently lent support to the thesis of Ahmed Osman, author of books such as: Christianity: an Ancient Egyptian Religion, on which we express no opinion at this time.

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