Bible Bones

Robert Siegel talks with Hershel Shanks, editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. about a limestone box with the Aramaic inscription "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus." The review has published an article by Andre Lemaire, an ancient inscriptions specialist, about the writing on the box. Shanks says the inscription represents the earliest mention of Jesus in archeological record.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

Support comes from: