Archeologists discovered a rather readable inscription in Aramaic: “Jacob, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.”
Russia’s online source Utro.Ru informs that a stone burial urn discovered during recent archeological digs held in Israel dates backs to the first century of the Common Era. The urn is probably the oldest archeological evidence that refers to Jesus Christ.
French scholar Andre Lemaire describes the unique find in his report. Archeologists discovered a rather readable inscription in Aramaic: “Jacob, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus.” In Lemaire’s words, the burial was made in 63 A.D., which corresponds to what is reported in the Bible.
The report made by Lemaire, who is a specialist in ancient scriptures, was published in the Review of the Biblical Archeology. A professor from the Catholic University thinks that it will be extremely difficult to prove that the discovery isn’t just an ordinary coincidence.
According to the Christian legend, the Saint Apostle Jacob, Jesus’ brother, was an elder son of Joseph in his first marriage with Solomonia. Apostle Jacob accompanied the holy family when they fled to Egypt and returned to Judea together with them. After Christ’s ascension, Jacob was the first bishop in Jerusalem and was martyred for Christ: he was dropped from the roof of a Jerusalem temple.
Translated by Maria Gousseva
Read the original in Russian: https://www.pravda.ru/faith/10445-arkheologi_nashli_mogilu_brata_iisusa_khrista/
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