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Geologists: Jesus crucified in 33

Catholic World News - May 30, 2012

Writing in the International Geology Review, three scientists who have examined seismic data say that they believe that the date of Jesus’ crucifixion was Friday, April 3, in the year 33.

Jefferson Williams, the lead investigator, is co-owner and geoscientist at SuperSonic Geophysical, a California firm.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 30, 2012 1:58 PM ET USA

    Reminiscences of Archbishop James Ussher: 23 October 4004 BC.

  • Posted by: sparch - May. 30, 2012 11:08 AM ET USA

    I think there is a danger of searching for scientific evidence for the mundane "facts" that are given in the gospels. Faith is not hinged to scientific evidence but scientific evidence can enhance faith.

  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - May. 30, 2012 9:37 AM ET USA

    The article from Discovery is woefully short on actual evidence. They quote as the range for the earthquake any time between 26 and 36 AD. They then go one to surmise that possibly dust storms caused the darkness after His death, and promise to go looking for them. I don't see how this is any more definitive than 'The Star of Bethlehem' hyopthesis.

  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - May. 30, 2012 9:19 AM ET USA

    The historical-critical rationalists among the Biblical scholar community must be breaking out in cold sweats right now. What if those knuckle-dragging traditionalists and Church Fathers might be right after all that Jesus died in 33 AD at 33 years old? What a concept! Maybe the next discovery will be that the earth really is 6000 years old, aligning with the traditional view of the age of the earth based on the Biblical account.

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