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Have St. John the Baptist’s bones been discovered?  At least some of them?  National Geographic reports that some people believe just that.  

I particularly liked the small bit about the fact that if these were John’s bones, then we’d have genetic information about Jesus, since John was Jesus’ cousin.  However we don’t have any of Jesus’ bones to verify this hypothesis with.  
Nor are we likely to
Once again – the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ is not a peripheral to the faith, an abstract corollary to some internal sense of ‘rightness’ with the Bible.  The bodily resurrection and ascension are the cornerstones of the Christian faith.  This is really good news for Christians.  But not very good news for folks hoping to make genetic investigations into Jesus of Nazareth.

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