It had long been thought that the Romans had condemned Jesus to the cross which he had allegedly been ordered to carry to his crucifix to a hill in Calvary – just outside the walls of the City of Jerusalem.
However, archaeologist Robert Cornuke, who has authored several books on the Bible, has now controversially claimed that this is wrong, and the Son of God was actually executed in the nearby Silwan Village – an area now occupied by Palestine.
Bonnie Brown, a philanthropist who helped Mr Cornuke with his research, said the sites previously believed to be the place of the crucifixion, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher along with Gordon’s Calvary, contained too many “geographical flaws”.
Ms Browne told ASSIST News: “Cornuke … proposes an altogether different place for the Crucifixion; namely the Palestinian occupied Silwan Village which is about 600 feet east of the City of David in Jerusalem.
“Using the Bible as his map and old photographic imagery from the 1800’s Robert Cornuke puts together the pieces of an ancient sacred puzzle.
“He is assisted in his research by his investigative skills as a former police investigator.”
Mr Cornuke makes his claim in his new book ‘Golgotha: Searching for the True Location of Christ”s Crucifixion’.
The publisher of the book, Ron Matsen, chief executive officer of the Koinonia House, claiming that people have been blinded by tradition.
Mr Matsen says Mr Cornuke dismissed “emotionally held traditions of the past that may have obscured the pathway to truth and opens the door to a whole new way of finding the Biblical site of the crucifixion.
“By using the compass of solid evidence, Bob charts a course for discovery that will thrill the willing Bible explorer who is on a quest for truth.
“Don”t let tradition get in the way of truth.”