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King Herod's tomb may have been found! Where are his bones?

Acts 12:21-23 "So on a set day Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. And the people kept shouting, "'The voice of a god and not of a man!'" Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died."

By STEVE WEIZMAN, Associated Press Writer
Tue May 8, 8:38 AM ET

JERUSALEM - An Israeli archaeologist on Tuesday said he has found remnants of the tomb of King Herod, the legendary builder of ancient Jerusalem, on a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert where the biblical monarch built a palace.

Hebrew University archaeologist Ehud Netzer said the tomb was found at Herodium, a site where he has been exploring since the 1970s.

Netzer said a team of researchers found pieces of a limestone sarcophagus believed to belong to the ancient king. Although there were no bones in the container, he said the sarcophagus' location and ornate appearance indicated it is Herod's.

Hebrew University had hoped to keep the find a secret until Netzer's news conference on Tuesday. But the university announced the find in a brief statement late Monday after the Haaretz daily found out about the discovery and published an article on its Web site.



Of course they didn't find any bones, he was eaten alive according to Luke in the Book of the Acts of the Apostles. Notice that Netzer failed to mention this in his exhaustive research. Why were they being so secretive? I can't imagine why the scholastic ivy halls of Hebrew University would have an agenda couched in the middle of all that science. Pastor Chris


BotFly Maggots "Eaten Alive"

Livestock are very vulnerable to screw-fly larvae, in places where the fly can be found (mostly in Central America, the southern hemisphere, and occasionally in the southern U.S.) There are two species, known as Old World and New World screw-worm fly. All warm-blooded animals are susceptible, including livestock, pets, wildlife and humans.
Screw-worm flies only breed on the wounds of living animals. The female fly lays up to 250 eggs on the edge of a fresh wound. After hatching, the larvae (or maggots) enter the wound and burrow into the underlying tissue to feed. As they grow, they form a huge mass of maggots, and cause extensive tissue damage. Infested animals can't dislodge the larvae by licking or biting, and may eventually be
'eaten alive'. See also our page about the BotFly.