Ancient Lead Books Hoopla: Ancient Codices Discovered May Date to Beginning of Christianity

If you haven’t heard, a cache of 70 metal (some lead, some copper, maybe other materials) codices has been “discovered” that may date to the first century. If the codices are authentic (or at least some of them), they may provide new insights into the infancy of the Christian Church. However, one of the codices is almost certainly a forgery, and David Elkington (about whom you can read in the links provided) does not seem to be too reputable a person. The best thing that can happen is for these codices to make it into the hands of professionals and scholars so that we may know what exactly has been presented to the public. If you have come across other helpful links, please provide them in the comment section.

http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/30/ancient-books-uncovered-jordan/?cmpid=cmty_fb_Gigya_Ancient_Books_Uncovered_in_Jordan_May_Date_to_Start_of_Christianity

http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=214895

http://blog.bibleplaces.com/2011/03/early-christian-lead-books-discovery.html

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/2011_03_27_archive.html#7454369078247746754

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1372741/Hidden-cave-First-portrait-Jesus-1-70-ancient-books.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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