Backgrounders on the Bible through Biblical Archaeology

1193-1194 Matthew Kalman: The James Ossuary Trial continues

The trail over the authenticity of the James Ossuary inscription (“James the son of Joseph, brother of Jesus) is heading into its fourth year in Jerusalem. Only one journalist has sat through the almost 100-courtroom sessions so far, and he is our guest on these programs.

Is the James Ossuary the only archaeological discovery that’s connected to Jesus Christ? Or is it an audacious fabrication? Will we ever know? This trial may not settle the question but it does have some interesting things to say about archaeology. I think you’ll enjoy hearing the insights of Matthew Kalman, as he discusses the courtroom action and personalities. You can also read his reports on the ossuary trial (including the recent TIME magazine article), on his James Ossuary weblog.


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