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Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found..
Daily Mail ^ | 03/30/11 | Fiona Macrae

Posted on 03/30/2011 9:07:25 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

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

By Fiona Macrae

Last updated at 11:35 AM on 30th March 2011

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.


Lines of inquiry: The metal tablets could change our understanding of the Bible

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.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: beck; bible; dsj; faithandphilosophy; godsgravesglyphs; jordan; lds; leadbook; leadtablets; mormon; ringlingbrothers; romney; seven
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1 posted on 03/30/2011 9:07:33 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; SunkenCiv; blam; JimSEA

P!


2 posted on 03/30/2011 9:08:02 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Scriptures written on metal plates? Wow ... that sounds vaguely familiar doesn’t it?


3 posted on 03/30/2011 9:12:13 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Conveniently, I believe that lead can’t be dated.


4 posted on 03/30/2011 9:12:27 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"Postcards from the Resurrection."

They don't look like they contain a lot of information, even if real.

5 posted on 03/30/2011 9:14:43 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

How come they look rusty?


6 posted on 03/30/2011 9:15:17 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: pabianice; Hodar
Conveniently, I believe that lead can’t be dated.

But Reformed Egyptian heiroglyphics are reliable...

7 posted on 03/30/2011 9:16:22 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: pabianice

Oh yea of so little faith! /s;-)


8 posted on 03/30/2011 9:17:12 AM PDT by resistance (abandon all hope and rational thought, become a democrat)
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To: pabianice

Maybe the wire binding can be.


9 posted on 03/30/2011 9:17:22 AM PDT by stuartcr (The soul is the .cfg file for the body)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Chapter 1: Verse 1: “Your time is up.”


10 posted on 03/30/2011 9:17:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Fascinating.

If its true these are what John referenced in Revelation things do seem to be reaching a climax.

11 posted on 03/30/2011 9:19:17 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: pabianice
I believe that lead can’t be dated.

Even if it could, you have to HAVE the plates to do the testing. According to the article, no one has seen the plates lately.

12 posted on 03/30/2011 9:19:33 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; TigerLikesRooster

Line one “What happen?”
Line two “Someone set up us the bomb.”


13 posted on 03/30/2011 9:19:55 AM PDT by Darksheare (Dear Interdimensional Monstrosity, I fear our relationship has taken a turn for the worse...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
From the article: 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. ... If the dating is verified, the books would be among the earliest Christian documents, predating the writings of St Paul.

Obviously, not a Bible scholar. Paul wrote in the period BEFORE 70 AD. He was dead by the end of the first century.

14 posted on 03/30/2011 9:20:09 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Hodar

I don’t get your reference to other scriptures written on metal plates. Please enlighten me.


15 posted on 03/30/2011 9:20:11 AM PDT by stockpirate (Rebellion to tyranny is obedience to God!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Sears Catalog??


16 posted on 03/30/2011 9:20:37 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Hodar
Scriptures written on metal plates? Wow ... that sounds vaguely familiar doesn’t it?

Yeah, but these are lead, instead of gold.

Children of a lesser God, and all.

17 posted on 03/30/2011 9:21:08 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post.)
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To: skeeter

That’s what I wonder too.


18 posted on 03/30/2011 9:21:08 AM PDT by Obadiah (If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?)
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To: stockpirate
Well he looked in a hat and he saw some stuff, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.

That would be Joe Smith of the Mormons.

19 posted on 03/30/2011 9:23:23 AM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: Hodar; TigerLikesRooster

****Scriptures written on metal plates? Wow ... that sounds vaguely familiar doesn’t it?***

Go here for some good old knock down drag out snot slinging discussions on these new finds.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2696354/posts


20 posted on 03/30/2011 9:23:32 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Visit the TOMMY FRANKS MILITARY MUSEUM in HOBART, OK. I did, well worth it!)
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