Is it beans? Scientists on a quest to find the DNA of Jesus


Background

  • Yesterday, 16 April 2017, a documentary premiered on History Channel titled 'The Jesus strand'
  • The documentary after series of explanations asked “Could this then have been the DNA of Jesus and his family?”
Our take on the matter
  • We reply to the question above borrowing Simi' words... "ma bi mi ni Jamb question...."
Conclusion
  • To get the DNA of Jesus, let the scientists travel to heaven and take a DNA swab directly from HIM. Simple
  • See the details below as culled from YAHOO NEWS
Writing for The Conversation, Busby said, “In 2010, Kasimir Popkonstantinov discovered what he believes are the bones of one of the most famous of all saints: John the Baptist. I was interested in what DNA analysis could tell us about these bones, and other ones.

“When Kasimir later opened the reliquary, he found five bone fragments. The epitaph on the smaller box, probably used to carry the bones when travelling, was the key piece of evidence that led him to believe that the bones could perhaps be those of John the Baptist.
“The finding is hugely important, partly because John the Baptist was both a disciple of Jesus and his cousin – meaning they would share DNA.”

Busby says that it’s still not clear that the DNA is from John the Baptist – but he spoke with other scientists who have extracted several different DNA samples from the Turin Shroud.

Another team is working to extract DNA from the James Ossuary, a first century chalk box which may have held the bones of Jesus’ brother.

Busby says, “Let’s assume for a moment that contamination could be completely ruled out and that DNA analysis demonstrated that DNA from the Shroud was a familial match to DNA from the James Ossuary – and that they are both related to the Bulgarian bones.

“Could this then have been the DNA of Jesus and his family?”


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