Tag: Vassilios Tzaferis

The Orthodox Monk-Archaeologist who Discovered a Crucified Man
Biblical Studies

The Orthodox Monk-Archaeologist who Discovered a Crucified Man

As a follow-up to my recent article “Where are the Orthodox Biblical Archaeologists?” it seems timely to present the fascinating story of the single greatest exception to the rule: Vassilios Tzaferis, the Greek Orthodox monk-turned-archaeologist who discovered the material remains of the only crucified man ever found. Tzaferis was born to a rural peasant family…

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