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James Ossuary



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Description:
One of the more controversial discoveries in recent times. This ossuary (bone box) includes the inscription Yacob/Jacob/James son of Yoseph/Joseph the brother of Yeshua/Jesus. This was in a private collection so its origins are unknown. Most agree that the first part of the inscription is authentic but the final portion (brother Yeshua) is a forgery.

Era:
Late Semitic Script

Image Credit:
Unknown

Date of Inscription:
c. 60 CE

Location of Discovery:
Private Collection

Date of Discovery:
Unknown

Current Location:
Private Collection

Language:
Aramaic

Writing Surface:
Stone Ossuary (Bone Box)

Transliteration:
ya'aqov bar yoseph ahhiyo d'yeshua

Translation:
Jacob (James) son of Joseph brother of Yeshua (Jeshua/Jesus)

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