Friday, July 10, 2009

The James Ossuary... as Genuine?

I've told Linda that if I do anything other than what I now do it would be to be a biblical archaeologist. My trip to Israel only solidified this nonsubstantial dream. So the never-to-be-fulfilled-wish arises in my nonphysical mind as I read Ben Witherington's new post on The James Ossuary. The trial continues. According to Ben the ossuary will be seen as genuine. He writes: "the James ossuary will once again provide us with vital extra-Biblical evidence about the holy family, its social status and inter-relationships, and of course the historical existence of James, Joseph, and Jesus. So much for the 'God who doesn't exist' documentary. History and archaeological evidence has a way of making liars of the more extreme skeptics eventually." Fun!