The more time passes and the more the technologies and the science evolve, that is not a strange case. However, some scientists want to see Jesus cloned, just that, even if no one has cloned a human being yet. But to talk about the possibility of cloning the Messiah, you first have to trace his DNA.
George Busby of Oxford University in the United Kingdom wrote in his article for the portal The Conversation , that in 2010, Kasimir Popkonstantinov had discovered what he believes to be the bones of John the Baptist, cousin of Jesus.
“The discovery is extremely important, partly because John the Baptist was a follower of Jesus and also his cousin, which means they would share the same DNA,” says Busby, although it is still unclear whether the remains found are authentic.
The Bulgarian archaeologist Kasimir Popkonstantinov is a marble reliquary that potentially contains the bones of John the Baptist (pictured above). The scientist also mentions that other archaeological remains may contain the DNA of Jesus Christ, such as the Shroud of Turin or the many relics (of death) of Christ. However, scientists point out that the probability of extracting the actual DNA from the Messiah from the artifacts is extremely low, not least because of the age of the pieces, but also because of the “contamination”. Given the countless number of individuals that touched the remains in the last 2,000 years, they could have left some trace of their own DNA, so samples may be skewed. Another team is working to extract DNA from Silwan’s ossuary , found in Israel in 2002, which contains the probable bones of James, Jesus’ brother.
Busby then wonders, “Let’s suppose for a moment that the contamination can be completely ruled out and that the analysis shows that the sheath DNA has a family connection with the DNA of the ossuary – will we have found the DNA of Jesus and his family ?
Image credit in the spotlight: The History Channel