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Artefacts discovered in a remote cave in Jordan could hold a contemporary account of the last years of Jesus.
The find of scrolls and 70 lead codices - tiny credit-card-sized volumes containing ancient Hebrew script talking of the Messiah and the Resurrection - has excited biblical scholars.
Much of the writing is in code, but experts have deciphered images, symbols and a few words and the texts could be 2,000 years old.
The verdict was inconclusive without more tests, but he said the composition was 'consistent with a range of ancient lead.'
However, Philip Davies, emeritus professor of biblical studies at Sheffield University is convinced the codices are genuine after studying one.
He has told colleagues privately that he believes the find is unlikely to have been forged, say the Sunday Times
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Great link. I hope to find some info on what the tablets contained, as well as a more narrowly defined timeframe for their creation. It would go a long way towards discerning between the myth and fact of Jesus' existence.
am a little intrigued that a bunch of codex's or tablets were found by an Israeli, written in Hebrew, and the Israeli Antiquties didn't end up with it.
The treasure trove was found five years ago by an Israeli Bedouin and may have been around since the 1st century, around the time of Jesus's crucifixion and Resurrection. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
The owner of the cache is a Bedouin named Hassan Saeda who lives in the village of Um-al-Ghanam in the north of Israel,according to the Sunday Times. He is believed to have obtained them after they were discovered in northern Jordan. Two samples were sent to a laboratory in England where they were examined by Peter Northover, head of the materials science-based archaeology group. Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Originally posted by davidpavid
reply to post by Stormdancer777
There is, in fact, no archeological physical evidence of him. The "evidence" cited by believers was written 50-300 years later. The concurrent works written during his projected lifetime, have virtually nothing about him. (Dead Sea Scrolls, Gnostic Gospels)
The core issue regarding Jesus Christ seems to be the anecdotal evidence of him being viewed as evidence.
Spend some time studying the history of the period 600 BCE to 400 CE. You won't regret it. It is one of the most dramatic, exciting times ever. The novelty wave was in full swing. So much creation and destruction. It was amazing. You want forgotten knowledge. Think about what knowledge the 2000 years of Christian administration has suppressed.
I wish more people understood the relationship of history to our current situation.