The author also seemed too be trying to write two different types of books at the same time.
Just about every other page, my friend was stopping me and saying things like "that is a major inaccuracy" or "that simply is not true."
I enjoyed the book because I was obsessed with the ossuary story when it came out and talked to Dr. James Tabor about the discovery.
I couldn't get past the grade level of the story with thesaurus driven interjections, either it's an intellectually written book or grade school, the mixture is offensive. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marilyn
This book details the discovery of an old limestone box 2002. It was called the James Ossuary and was pitched as the burial box of James, the brother of Jesus Christ. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Santeria
"the Babylonians destroyed the First Temple" (page 59)--they did??? "the Bible says that Golgotha, or Calgary.." (page 66) really??!! Calgary?!! Read morePublished on August 4, 2011 by S. Schafer
I was a subscriber to Biblical Archaeology Review during the whole James ossuary debacle. I grew wearly of Hershel Shanks one sided presentation of the debate and not allowing... Read morePublished on July 8, 2011 by The Movie Guy
Burleigh's account of fraud in Israeli antiquities is insightful and exciting. Hers is a fast-paced reporter's vision of a market where collectors and ideologues compete to control... Read morePublished on September 14, 2010 by Ryan Mease
Having just returned from the Biblical Archaeology Society's annual conference, this topic is fresh in my mind. Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by FrKurt Messick
In Unholy Business, journalist Nina Burleigh uses the story of the James Ossuary, a purported relic supporting the historical existence of Jesus that is now widely believed to be a... Read morePublished on September 17, 2009 by Cynthia S. Froning
No point in competing with the many probing critiques of this book already posted here. Just want to express annoyance at Ms. Read morePublished on September 5, 2009 by A. Pfeffer
As numerous other reviewers have noted, this book is written by a person who's not well-versed in any of the subjects that she's chosen to cover: Israel, Christianity, Biblical... Read morePublished on August 13, 2009 by Avid Reader