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Brother of Jesus By Hershel Shanks

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Towards the end of 2002, Andre Lemaire, from the Sorbonne, discovered, whilst visiting a Jewish antiquities dealer, an ossuary - or bone box - which bears the inscription 'James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus'.

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

Towards the end of 2002, Andre Lemaire, from the Sorbonne, discovered, whilst visiting a Jewish antiquities dealer, an ossuary - or bone box - which bears the inscription 'James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus'. This discovery immediately caused wide-spread international interest and it was heralded as the most important archaeological discovery ever about Jesus. In The Brother of Jesus, Hershel Shanks, who has been at the forefront in making archaeological discoveries known and understood by the public (for example, the Dead Sea Scrolls), joins forces with renowned scholar Ben Witherington to recount the discovery and the authentication of the ossuary in compelling detail. After having examined the scientific evidence and the palaeography of the inscription, Hershel Shanks concludes that the inscription on the ossuary is genuine. Witherington examines its implications for understanding Jesus, and his family and followers, and offers a unique insight into the early days of Christianity and the Jewish Christian community in Jerusalem, which was led by Jesus' brother James. The Brother of Jesus explains why this discovery matters. Andre Lemaire has written a foreword for the book.

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About Hershel Shanks


Hershel Shanks is editor of the Biblical Archaeology Review and was a leading figure in making the complete Dead Sea Scrolls available to the world. Ben Witherington is an expert on the historical Jesus and New Testament.

Table of Contents


Introduction; Foreword by Andre Lemaire; Part 1: The story of a remarkable discovery (Hershel Shanks); 1. Oh, No! 2. An Amazing Discovery; 3. How could the Son of God Have a Brother? 4. Is It a Fake? 5. Is It 'the' Jesus? 6. Can We Ignore It? Part 2: The Story of James, Son of Joseph (Ben Witherington III); Introduction - In this End, a Beginning; 7. From Brother to Follower; 8. From Follower to Head of the Jerusalem Church; 9. James, Mediator Between Jews and Gentiles; 10. James the Sage; 11. The Death of James; 12. James the Legend; 13. Brother, Cousin, or Kin? 14. Son of Joseph, Brother of Jesus; Acknowledgements

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GOR005259510
Brother of Jesus: The Dramatic Story and Meaning of the First Archaeological Link to Jesus and His Family by Hershel Shanks
Hershel Shanks
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2003-09-01
240
0826474306
9780826474308
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