Friday, July 01, 2011
Christian Bible Comes to Life in Israel
2,000-Year-Old Priestly Burial Box Real
Israeli scholars have confirmed the authenticity of a 2,000-year-old burial box [pictured] bearing the name of a relative of the high priest Caiaphas of the New Testament.
The ossuary bears an inscription with the name "Miriam daughter of Yeshua son of Caiaphas, priest of Maaziah from Beth Imri."
The Israel Antiquities Authority said that tests have confirmed the inscription is "genuine and ancient."