By Jonathan Gray • June 25, 2014
David was stunned. He stared at it. Then shook his head. Finally, he looked me in the eye and said, “Jonathan, this iron peg is the greatest archaeological mystery of all time.”
Then he paused, carefully measuring his words: “…unless Matthew’s eyewitness account is true.”
Please read this amazing report of our Jerusalem expedition and tell me what you think.
SOLVING THE IRON PEG MYSTERY
So, , how would you explain this very strange discovery we have made in Jerusalem? It concerns a tomb and an iron peg. Did we guess right – or is there something we have missed?
You see, some very precise clues (for future archaeologists?) were given in the New Testament account of the crucifixion of Jesus in 31 AD. We are informed in the writings thatJesus was crucified:
- (a) “outside the city” (Hebrews 13:12; John 19:20)
- (b) at a place called “the Skull” (Matthew 27:33; Mark 15:22; Luke 23:33; John 19:17)