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Earliest archaeological evidence of Jesus?

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  • drthomas_joseph
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 — A burial box that was recently discovered in Israel and dates to the first century could be the oldest archaeological link to Jesus
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      WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 — A burial box that was recently discovered in
      Israel and dates to the first century could be the oldest
      archaeological link to Jesus Christ, according to a French scholar
      whose findings were published Monday. An inscription in the Aramaic
      language — "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" — appears on an
      empty ossuary, a limestone burial box for bones.

      ANDRE LEMAIRE SAID it's "very probable" the writing refers to Jesus
      of Nazareth. He dates the ossuary to A.D. 63, just three decades
      after the crucifixion. Lemaire, a specialist in ancient inscriptions
      at France's Practical School of Higher Studies, published his
      findings in the November/December issue of Biblical Archaeology
      Review.

      Read more at http://www.msnbc.com/news/823945.asp?pne=msn&cp1=1
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