Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
In response to recent claims challenging the ossuary's authenticity, this updated and revised edition includes: An all-new Introduction that demonstrates that the ossuary itself dates to the first century and compelling arguments that this really is the box that contained the bones of Jesus' brother James. An all-new Appendix that includes the Israeli Antiquities Authority report. Critical responses from Hershel Shanks, Ben Witherington III, André Lemaire, the world-renowned scholar who discovered the ossuary and its inscription, and Ed Keall, Near and Middle Eastern Antiquities expert and curator at the Royal Ontario Museum (where the ossuary was exhibited and subjected to independent testing) to the Israeli Antiquities Authority's conclusion that the inscription is a fake.