by Ben Witherington III
Have you heard about the controversial James Ossuary? An ossuary is a small coffin, often made of limestone, that the Jews in the second Temple period used for the bones of their deceased loved ones. Someone found an ossuary with the inscription “James son of Joseph, his brother is Jesus.” Could this find be the actual ossuary of Jesus’ brother, James? Join world class scholar, Ben Witherington, as he defends it’s authenticity. If Witherington is correct, this archaeological find is the best material evidence of early Christianity.