New Evidence on the James Ossuary and its Probable Connection to the Talpiot Jesus Tomb

There is a new scientific paper published just this week by a distinguished team of international geologists, chemists, and earth scientists, titled “The Geochemistry of Intrusive Sediment Sampled from the 1st Century CE Inscribed Ossuaries of James and the Talpiot Tomb,” that is now available on-line. Based on extensive soil…

Standing in the Shadow of Schweitzer

In my 2006 New York Times bestselling book, The Jesus Dynasty, which was subsequently translated into twenty-six languages, I included the following dedication: Ad Memoriam Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) Missionary, philosopher, historian extraordinaire. In whose shadow we all stand. My book appeared on the 100th anniversary of the publication of Schweitzer’s most influential 1906…

Who Is a Jew?

Anyone who works on the apostle Paul comes up against this question almost immediately–namely “Who Is a Jew”? After all, in different contexts Paul affirms that “in Christ” there is “neither Jew nor Gentile” while also affirming that “He is a real Jew who is one inwardly, whose circumcision is…