This could generate some fireworks.
Early reports indicate that while the evidence the filmmaker [James Cameron] and the journalist have brought to the table are by no means definitive, it is compelling.
The ossuaries — or burial boxes that purportedly contain the bones of Jesus and his family — were discovered in a 2,000-year-old cave in 1980, during excavation for a housing project south of Jerusalem. They are now in the stewardship of the Israel Antiquities Authority in Bet Shemesh, outside Jerusalem.
I think this is very cool, but not because I'm happy to embarrass Christians. I realize that stuff like this could be quite bothersome to those who believe strongly in the details as written in the Bible, and I'm sorry if Mr. Cameron causes major suffering for devout folks. For the truly faithful it shouldn't matter if Christ's DNA is found to match with his Mom's, thereby theoretically nullifying the possibility of a virgin birth. The Bible rules over all such so called "evidence" as Kurt Wise made clear.
What is cool about it is that it might actually be possible, through archeology, to get at the details of what happened 2000 years ago and constituted the core of "the greatest story ever told."