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Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history
For scholars of faith and history, it is a treasure trove too precious for price.
This ancient collection of 70 tiny books, their lead pages bound with wire, could unlock some of the secrets of the earliest days of Christianity.
Academics are divided as to their authenticity but say that if verified, they could prove as pivotal as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947.On pages not much bigger than a credit card, are images, symbols and words that appear to refer to the Messiah and, possibly even, to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.
Adding to the intrigue, many of the books are sealed, prompting academics to speculate they are actually the lost collection of codices mentioned in the Bible’s Book Of Revelation.The books were discovered five years ago in a cave in a remote part of Jordan to which Christian refugees are known to have fled after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD. Important documents from the same period have previously been found there.
Initial metallurgical tests indicate that some of the books could date from the first century AD.
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edit on 30-3-2011 by tarifa37 because: (no reason given)
Dear sir or mam: the only part this person got wrong, was the section were he state's the Jew's had the hunk of lead for 100 years, they did in fact steal the artifact from Jordan. the jews seem to have a problem with the theft of valubules from east African diamonds to treasures around the planet all in the name of isreal? c,mon.the lead was part of Jordan's past and was outright stolen so next time please refrain from calling folk's names, Thank You.
Originally posted by itsatrap
reply to post by Jeanius
Dear closet racist,
The "jews" did not say they had it, a bedouin said it was in his family. Please read the article more clearly before ranting.edit on 29-3-2011 by itsatrap because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tarifa37
Originally posted by RenegadeScholar
reply to post by tarifa37
Anyone want to speculate as to what the texts may reveal?
For me just the confirmation that Jesus really existed any thing else would be a bonus.
Originally posted by Schkeptick
Jordan runs a brisk tourism business with Christians who want to see some holy sites but are too afraid to go into Jerusalem. They have access to the Jordan River (duh) and a few important sites. You can stand and look at Israel with less risk of being shot at or blown up.
A find like this would be important to Jordan for the same reason it would be Cincinnati: they can put it in a museum and charge people to come look at it.
Originally posted by Sky watcherIf true the Israeli authorities need to inspect them first to see if they are genuine.
Originally posted by shroudnews77we will never be told whats in these lead codices. and PS the Dead Sea Scrolls have been hidden from us also only releasing what they think we dumb stupid sheep need to see and read