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Oldest Evidence of Jesus?

Scholars are studying an ancient ossuary (burial box) which may contain the remains of Jesus Christ’s brother. The box bears an Aramaic inscription which translates to “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”

“It’s hard to avoid the conclusion that these three names refer to the personages so identified in the New Testament,” said Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review.

The article notes that while most scholars agree that Jesus was a real person, this may be the first physical evidence from the first century to be conclusively tied with his life.

About Dougal Campbell

Dougal is a web developer, and a "Developer Emeritus" for the WordPress platform. When he's not coding PHP, Perl, CSS, JavaScript, or whatnot, he spends time with his wife, three children, a dog, and a cat in their Atlanta area home.
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