British archaeologist Shimon Gibson claims he has found the cave where John the Baptist performed holy bath rituals and annoited the feet of his followers, located on the Kibbutz Tzuba near Jerusalem. (For those of you not up on your New Testament, John was like Jesus’ guidance counselor.) Gibson says John’s presence in the cave is confirmed by wall drawings of a figure with wild hair and dressed in animal skins as well as a sketch of John’s bloody, severed head probably put there pilgrims around 700 CE . Even if other archeologists say there’s no way Gibson can prove it was John’s cave, people want to and will believe that it is. Wonder if Kibbutz Tzuba is happy with their new title as the hot place to visit on the Christian tour circuit.
Shimon Gibson? Is he some sort of long-lost Mel relative? Hmmm.