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Family Tomb of Simon of Cyrene
The ossuary (bone box) inscribed, “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus,” has become famous all over the world.a There is another group of now nearly forgotten bone boxes, however, that are also very likely connected to Jesus. They very...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2003
Why Isaiah calls a non-Jewish king of Persia Israel’s anointed one
The Persian emperor Cyrus is honored as the only foreigner in the Bible to be identified as the “messiah” or “anointed one” of YHWH, the Israelite God.1 Isaiah tells us that YHWH spoke “...
Bible Review, October 2003