It seems as though archeological evidence has been found for the existence of Jesus Christ. An ossuary, a stone box that holds the remains of someone after death, was found with the enscription, ‘James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus’. The ossuary was dated to the same time period that James, leader of the Jeruselem church, died.
This find has some small importance in that if true, it clears up a matter of difference between protestant and catholic doctrine. The Catholic church teaches the perpetual virginity of Mary, and claims that when the Bible refers to James as the brother of Jesus that it is meant only in the sense that they were related.
The other source of significance lies in that many people do not believe that Jesus actually existed at all. The earliest archeaological evidence we have is dated at around 125 A.D. The ossuary mentioned in the article dates to sometime around A.D. 63.
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