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Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story and Meaning of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family
     

Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story and Meaning of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family

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by Hershel Shanks
 

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ISBN-10: 0060581174

ISBN-13: 2900060581175

Pub. Date: 03/16/2004

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

News of the most important archaeological discovery about Jesus -- the inscribed, first-century ossuary of his brother, found near Jerusalem -- generated immediate international media. Since its official unveiling in October of 2002, scholars and archaeologists have hotly debated the authenticity of both the ossuary and its inscription. Hershel Shanks is the founder

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News of the most important archaeological discovery about Jesus -- the inscribed, first-century ossuary of his brother, found near Jerusalem -- generated immediate international media. Since its official unveiling in October of 2002, scholars and archaeologists have hotly debated the authenticity of both the ossuary and its inscription. Hershel Shanks is the founder and editor-in-chief of Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review, and Archaeology Odyssey, and author of several major books on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jerusalem, and biblical archaeology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900060581175
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/16/2004
Edition description:
Updated and Expanded Edition
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Revised Editionvii
Introductionxiii
Forewordxvii
Part I.The Story of A Remarkable Discovery1
1.Oh, No!3
2.An Amazing Discovery7
3.How Could the Son of God Have a Brother?23
4.Is It a Fake?31
5.Is It the Jesus?53
6.Can We Ignore It?79
Part II.The Story of James, son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus89
Introduction--In His End, a Beginning91
7.From Brother to Follower93
8.From Follower to Head of the Jerusalem Church111
9.James, Mediator Between Jews and Gentiles127
10.James the Sage143
11.The Death of James165
12.James the Legend177
13.Brother, Cousin, or Kin?199
14.Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus211
Part III.Is it A Fake? Where Matters Stand225
15.Summary Report of the Examining Committees for the James Ossuary and Yehoash Inscription227
16.Don't Close the Box Yet239
17.Israel Antiquities Authority's Report on the James Ossuary Is Deeply Flawed245
18.Bones of Contention265
19.The Top Ten New Testament Archaeological Finds of the Past 150 Years273
20.A Curator's Perspective281
Acknowledgments307

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