Tuesday, March 6, 2012

'Jesus Discovery' author at Barnes & Noble tonight

James Tabor, chair of UNC Charlotte's Religious Studies Department, will talk and sign copies of his new book, "The Jesus Discovery," at 7 p.m. tonight, March 6, at Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place Mall, 11055 Carolina Place Blvd. in Pineville.

The new book, co-written with Simcha Jacobovici, recounts how the authors, along with other experts, used a robotic camera in 2010 to explore a previously unexcavated tomb in Jerusalem. In it, they found several ossuaries, or bone boxes. Two were carved with an iconic image and Greek inscription. Taken together they believe the image and inscription constitute the earliest archaeological evidence of faith in Jesus' resurrection.

Read more about the book, the discovery and the controversy surrounding it in my colleague Michael Gordon's story.