More on the alleged find of James's ossuary (James the brother of


One note of caution which I'm sure many of you already know: Hershel
Shanks has done a lot of service to the world of biblical archaeology
(n.B. his contribution to loosening up the DSS's from the death-grip the
Ecole Biblique had on them), but he's excellent at self-promotion, too.
But if the Royal Ontario Museum exhibits it, it'll be a real coup for
both the ROM and Shanks.

Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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