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Indications that the "Brother of Jesus" Inscription is a Forgery

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[1] Andre Lemaire, "Burial Box of James the Brother of Jesus." Biblical Archaeology Review Vol. 28 No. 6 (November/December, 2002), 24-33.

[2] "James, Brother of Jesus," cable television special on the Discovery Channel, first broadcast 20 April 2003. Discovery Communications, Inc., 2003.

[3] Hershel Shanks and BenWitherington III, The Brother of Jesus. HarperSanFrancisco, 2003.

[4] For this article it was necessary for the author to create a new and original drawing of the twenty letter inscription on the Yakov bar Yosef ossuary. The drawing by Ada Yardeni which appeared in Biblical Archaeology Review of November/December 2002 (pages 26-27) was incorrect in some aspects and failed to represent certain important details of the inscription.

[5] James is not specifically called the "brother of Jesus" in the New Testament, but the apostle Paul referred to him as "the Lord's brother" in Galatians 1:19, and Matthew 13:55 mentions James as one of the "brethren" of Jesus.

[6] Etgar Lefkovits, "Antiquities Authority to investigate mystery 'King Joash' tablet." Jerusalem Post, internet edition (www.jpost.com) 17 March 2003.

[7] Lemaire, "Burial Box of James the Brother of Jesus," 28.

[8] Lemaire, "Burial Box of James the Brother of Jesus," 29.

[9] Lemaire, "Burial Box of James the Brother of Jesus," 29.

[10] As reported in "James, Brother of Jesus," Discovery Communications, Inc., 2003.

[11] As reported in "James, Brother of Jesus," Discovery Comminucations, Inc., 2003.

[12] Shanks, "The Ultimate Test of Authenticity." Biblical Archaeology Review Vol. 28 No. 6 (November/December, 2002), 33.

[13] Shanks, The Brother of Jesus, 17 and 22 note #1. See also L. Y. Rahmani, A Catalogue of Jewish Ossuaries in the Collections of the State of Israel. Jerusalem:Israel Antiquities Authority / Israel Academy of Sciences and Humaninites, 1994, no. 570.

[14] Shanks, The Brother of Jesus, 43.

[15] Shanks, The Brother of Jesus, xi (Forward by Andre Lemaire).

[16] Shanks, "The Ulitimate Test of Authenticity," 33.

[17] Shanks, The Brother of Jesus, 16.

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