Biblical scholar says claim on 2,000-year-old bone box should be taken literallyA Biblical scholar has added fuel to the fire on speculation that Jesus Christ had a brother. Ben Witherington, an American New Testament expert, has firmed up the claims after a ground-breaking archaeological discovery. In November 2002 a 2,000-year-old bone box was discovered with the Aramaic inscription: “James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus,” seemingly backing up Biblical references to James. Since then, interpretations of what the term ‘brother’ could mean have been debated by experts, with some arguing that James would only have been a cousin. But speaking to CNN, Professor Witherington, of the Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, said in a new interview that the reading should be taken literally. FULL REPORT