Friday, March 07, 2003


The James ossuary, or bone box, that was revealed last year is beginning a round of intense scrutiny to confirm its authenticity:
Israel's Antiquities Authority set up two commissions of archaeologists, geologists and language experts to study the box, which bears the inscription, "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" and which Israeli and French scholars believe dates to between AD 50 and AD 70.

The ossuary needs to be subjected to just this type of investigation. It does no one any good if it is a fraud, and if it's genuine secrecy can only give cover to its critics.

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