contains a story about the debate over if a tomb found contains the remains of
St. John the Baptist.
“The latest controversy
revolves around what is called “T (Tomb) 1000”, a seemingly ordinary clump of
dirt located just outside the perimeter of Qumran’s ancient
And I thought T 1000 was the version of the terminator played by
“Based on things like burial
orientation or the condition of the subject’s teeth, I can usually eyeball a
skeleton and tell whether it’s a modern Bedouin or ancient Jew,“– Mr.
My question would be: did the skeleton have a skull and was it
attached? But seriously, why is it that people are always trying to make out
that St. John the Baptist was an Essene?
St. John Vianney the Cure’ d’Ars
was trying to stop the dances that the young people of the village were engaging
in and so he hung a sign around the statue of St. John the Baptist which read
“He lost his head over a dance”. Check out his sermon entitled “Be
Religious or be Damned (against dancing)“.