Ben Witherington, a professor at nearby Asbury Seminary, is involved in writing a book on the James Ossuary with Biblical Archaeology Review editor Hershel Shanks. The Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader talks to him today about the bone box, the upcoming book and the media attention he is receiving on it. I loved this quote:
As an expert on the New Testament, Witherington is used to being quoted in Christianity Today and other national publications.
But he's never experienced anything like the media buzz surrounding this story.
"They're calling from anywhere," Witherington said recently. "You've got a media out there that is basically biblically illiterate, so they're desperate to get some handholds on what the significance of this is."
Heh heh heh.
Look for the book around Easter.