By Hershel Shanks
the 1st definitive account of what students and the media are calling 'the most crucial archaeological discovery' approximately Jesus and his relations.
this can be the definitive tale of the new discovery of the first–century ossuary (limestone bone field) with the legend 'James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus', and its implications for figuring out Jesus, his relations (mother, father, brothers), his fans, the 1st Christians and the Jewish Christian circulation in Jerusalem that James led. This ossuary is the 1st ever archaeological discovery at once confirming the life of Jesus, and his courting to his father, Joseph, and brother, James, who turned the chief of the real Jewish Christian group in Jerusalem. not anyone is as certified and good attached to recount the invention and its authentication as Hershel Shanks, whose journal first broke the tale.
"A medical detetective tale with tremendous excessive non secular stakes."
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