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Sunday, April 20, 2003

the writing's on the ossuary

A riddle writ in stone
April 19 2003

New tests on an ancient burial box appear to support the claim that it is the oldest link to Christ, reports Carol Eisenberg.

It seems very fitting to write at this Easter that the authenticity of the James ossuary (inscribed in Aramaic with the words James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus) seems to be confirmed after extensive testing in Israel and Canada. I am a natural skeptic and my first reaction when the story broke last year was that this was most probably a hoax. A Christian's faith does not depend upon archaeological evidence but the finding and apparent authenticating of an actual link to the historical person of Jesus is a stunning event. I will remain skeptical but this is a story to watch...

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