It appears that there may be evidence that Jesus
was an historical figure, and not just a literary one, by virtue
of physical evidence of a bone-box of his brother, James. This presents
problems for some Christians, since many sects hold to the interpretation that
Jesus was an only child.
-- Biblical Archaeological Society
-- National Geographic
But now, the Israel Antiquities Authority claims that the physical evidence appears to have been a ruse (although they have a political motivation to not validate Christianity). The subject is still the source of some debate. There is still some documentary evidence, including the disputed meaning of the translation of the biblical reference to James as Jesus' brother.
Nonetheless, I wrote this song about meeting Jesus and his brother, and having a few drinks with them.
I was hanging out at Sheckle's Bar the other day with a guy named Jim and he said "say, man, I'm getting hungry, why don't you come on over for dinner" So I did. Met his mother Mary and his father Joseph and a passel of brothers and sisters, and one brother in particular named Jesus G We had a good dinner, C G there with all his kin C D7 G me and Jesus and a guy named Jim Later after dinner, Jesus was sitting over in the corner praying and Jim called out, "Hey Jesus, come make yourself useful, we need a third for cards" So Jesus said "Verily I say unto you, keep holy the Sabbath..." and Jim said "c'mon, Jesus, do we have to go into that agin we've got company!" So we sat and played cards, C D7 G me and Jesus, and a guy named Jim Jesus talked in parables, and said "lo" and "verily" a lot Jim leaned over and said "he's always like that" Jesus was the petulant one Jim would say, "Jesus, lighten up some of the boys, well, Em G we're goin down to Sheckle's, Em G why don't you join us Em G knock a few back Em share some of your parables, C D G sing some songs" C D7 G me and Jesus, and a guy named Jim Daytimes we'd go fishin It all seemed so simple when Jesus talked he talked about peace and love, and a neat trick he had for catching fish Jim would tell some jokes and we'd all have a good laugh and thank God for the nice weather, and since he was right there we'd thank him for all the fish, too C D7 G me and Jesus and a guy named Jim C D7 now it's 2000 years later, G Em and I've sure got some questions for him C wish I were sittin down at the pub D7 G me and Jesus and a guy named Jim