Medieval Studies Program | Lecture: Prof. Jodi Magness “Ossuaries & the Burials of Jesus & James”
October 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Professor Jodi Magness (Duke University) will present her lecture “Ossuaries and the Burials of Jesus and James” on Thursday, October 14th, 2021 at 5:00pm CT, L160 Elvehjem Building.
In 2002, an ossuary inscribed “James son of Joseph brother of Jesus” surfaced in the hands of a private collector. A few years later, a Discovery Channel documentary and related book claimed that the tomb of Jesus and his family has been found in Jerusalem. In this slide-illustrated lecture, we examine the validity of these sensational claims in light of archaeological and historical evidence for ancient Jewish tombs and burial customs in Jerusalem, including the burials of Jesus and his brother James.
Public Lecture and Workshop sponsored by the Anonymous Fund, Medieval Studies Program, History Department, Art History Department, Institute for Research in Humanities, Middle East Studies Program, and Center for Religion and Global Citizenry.