Apparently the inscription on the James Ossuary is going to turn out to be authentic (or at leat not declared a fake).
In terms of the Jesus family tomb, I was looking at the chevron and circle symbol at the supposed Jesus family tomb, and it reminded me of Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard always emphasized the “contradiction” of the God-man in the figure of Jesus (the contradiction of being both man and God). The symbol of the “V and circle” at the Jesus family tomb almost looks like the combination of an ancient carpenter’s square (representing the square), and the circle. The symbol at the tomb may mean the contradiction of the man-God in Jesus, the “square circle.” A square circle is a classic example of a “Contradictio in terminis (Latin for contradiction in terms).” The principle of non-contradiction vastly predates Christianity.
In 2010, using a specialized robotic camera, Tabor and Jacobovici, working with archaeologists, geologists, and forensic anthropologists, explored a previously unexcavated tomb in Jerusalem from around the time of Jesus. They made a remarkable discovery. The tomb contained several ossuaries, or bone boxes, two of which were carved with an iconic image and a Greek inscription. Taken together, the image and the inscription constitute the earliest archaeological evidence of faith in Jesus’ resurrection.
Since the newly discovered ossuaries can be reliably dated to before 70 AD, when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Romans, they also provide the first evidence in Jerusalem of the people who would later be called “Christians.” In fact, it is possible, maybe even likely, that whoever was buried in this tomb knew Jesus and heard him preach.
The newly examined tomb is only 200 feet away from the so-called Jesus Family Tomb. This controversial tomb, excavated in 1980 and recently brought to international attention, contained ossuaries inscribed with names associated with Jesus and his immediate family. Critics dismissed the synchronicity of names as mere coincidence. But the new discovery increases the likelihood that the “Jesus Family Tomb” is, indeed, the real tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. Tabor and Jacobovici discuss the evidence in support of this interpretation and describe how both tombs appear to have been part of the property of a wealthy individual, possibly Joseph of Arimathea, the man who, according to the gospels, buried Jesus.
The upcoming Jesus Discovery documentary and book explains how the recent find is revolutionizing our understanding of the earliest years of Christianity. Tabor and Jacobovici discuss what the concept of resurrection meant to the first followers of Jesus, particularly how it differed from the common understanding of the term today. Because the new archaeological discovery predates all other Christian documents, including the gospels, it offers a dramatic witness to what the people who knew Jesus believed.
The researchers are saying this is one of the most important archeaological discoveries ever made.