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The public is constantly receiving new information about what is going on in the world around them This is referred to as current events or news News can be reported through many different mass mediums For example we have television newspapers radio and internet Through these types of media the same issues are covered in different ways The most obvious battle for the publics attention is between newspapers and TV A topic that caught my eye was the discovery and translation of an ancient Hebrew ossuary An ossuary is a limestone burial box for bones This type of burial was used by the Jews between 20 BC and AD70 Like that of a modern-day headstone there was an inscription in the Aramaic language James son of Joseph brother of Jesus Andre Lemaire who translated this said that it is very probable the writing refers to Jesus of Nazareth He dates the ossuary to AD 63 just three decades after the crucifixion Lemaire is a specialist in ancient inscriptions This box which is 20 inches long by 11 inches wide is said to be the oldest archaeological record of Jesus Lemaire said that out of hundreds of such boxes found with Aramaic writing only two contain mentions of a brother From this scholars infer that the brother was mentioned only when he was someone important James Joseph and Jesus were common names in ancient Jerusalem a city of about 40000 residents Lemaire estimates there could have been as many as 20 James in the city with brothers named Jesus and fathers named Joseph However it is highly unlikely that there would have been more than one James who had a brother of such importance that his name is mentioned on his ossuary This story has been covered by almost every news media source known to man It obviously is a big deal so which news source gets the most attention Personally I feel that television
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