Resurrecting the Brother of Jesus: The James Ossuary Controversy and the Quest for Religious Relics
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About the Author
Ryan Byrne is an independent scholar living in Menifee, California.
Bernadette McNary-Zak is associate professor of religious studies at Rhodes College.
What People are Saying About This
This volume of essays sheds important light on the circumstances surrounding the unprecedented way in which the James ossuary garnered near-universal media attention and became a religious relic overnight. The story of how this came to pass in regard to an artifact without provenance and in the possessions of a prominent collector now on trial in Israel for antiquities fraud and forgery, is of genuine interest to the media, public, and academic world alike. In view of the importance of artifacts from the biblical world and an increasing sensitivity to ethical issues relating to archaeology, collecting, and cultural patrimony in general, this volume is most timely and essential reading.Eric M. Meyers, Duke University, past president of the American Schools of Oriental Research