JPost: If We Have His DNA - Can We Clone Jesus?

Two interesting points in the JPost article on the Tomb of Jesus movie. First, a reiteration of the conflict between the story that the new film tells, that this is Jesus' Tomb where he was buried, and the Gospel stories of Jesus' resurrection.

Second, the clever question. If you have his DNA, as claimed, could you clone Jesus? I must add that it's noteworthy that the Israeli archaeologist who first dug at this site is named "Kloner". (The question of cloning that man has come up before. See Google.)

From JPost:
According to the New Testament, Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion, and the fact that Jesus had an ossuary would contradict the core Christian belief that he was resurrected and ascended to heaven. Still, members of the film team suggested on Monday that some Christian traditions could be reconciled to the notion of a "spiritual" resurrection.

The New York press conference ended on a semi-humorous note, when the panel was asked if there was enough DNA remaining in the ossuary to clone Jesus. "Some experiments shouldn't be done," one of the film team responded.

Then Tabor said conclusively that there was "no intact cellular DNA" and so no possibility of cloning.
Well guys, kindly get your stories straight. There either is DNA or there isn't.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Would Jesus be missing a Y-chromosome?