Skip to comments.Could lead codices prove ‘the major discovery of Christian history’?
Posted on 03/30/2011 5:36:35 PM PDT by Islander7
British archaeologists are seeking to authenticate what could be a landmark discovery in the documentation of early Christianity: a trove of 70 lead codices that appear to date from the 1st century CE, which may include key clues to the last days of Jesus' life. As UK Daily Mail reporter Fiona Macrae writes, some researchers are suggesting this could be the most significant find in Christian archeology since the Dead Sea scrolls in 1947.
The codices turned up five years ago in a remote cave in eastern Jordana region where early Christian believers may have fled after the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem in 70 CE. The codices are made up of wirebound individual pages, each roughly the size of a credit card. They contain a number of images and textual allusions to the Messiah, as well as some possible references to the crucifixion and resurrection.
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My, my . . . and about as clear as uh, lead. Another Piltdown Man? And if not where’s the Rosetta Stone that allows us to read it?
There are thousands of folks around who speak, read and write the more common languages of the Middle East in that time ~ Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Persian ~ there’s no need for a Rosetta Stone here.
Yahoo! News panting almost-breathless over the possibility we'll learn something DIFFERENT than saints Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have already told us.
If they back up events in the Bible, then they will be determined to HOAXES, but if they show that Jesus had a wife or was gay or a community organizer, that will be enough to PROVE without a shadow of a doubt that it is real.
YACEM - yet another CE moron.
It’s Anno Domini, or A.D.
College boys, or, as I like to call them, the Great Brainwashed, need to give up already, put down the university koolaid(tm) and learn the Bible.
At least then they would stop using CE when they realized that if Christianity has not dissappeared in the last 2,000 years it’s probably not a realistic or productive professional goal to set for themselves.
Amen, brother. Preach it.
>YACEM - yet another CE moron.
Pray for them.
My thoughts exactly. Even though they maybe new to us, I bet the early Fathers had reasons to leave them out of the Canon.
How come archaeologists don’t unearth treasure troves of relics from the beginning of Christianity at times other than Christmas and Easter?
Are you joking? The stuff is constantly being unearthed. If you travel to certain places, you’ll find that there are digs going on all the time; I have seen such in Turkey, Greece and Italy. The news hits at certain times but the work is ongoing.
As someone else said on another board,
“What was ‘common’ about it?”
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“it is a breathtaking thought that we have held these objects that might have been held by the early saints of the Church.”
The early saints wore lead codpieces?
Not codpieces but cod ices.
These were the cooling ices worn inside the codpieces.
Well known fact passed along to me in a bar by a great guy named Cliff.
Postman, I believe he was. Smart fellow. Very shrewd. I gave him some money to invest in USPS pension funds. Should be hearing from him any day now.
It’s part of an overall long-range plan by an unbelieving intelligentsia to remove Christian belief from society, as they subscribe to the utterly oversimplified view that religion is the primary cause of war.
In their little fantasy world, they have devised this part of the plan as:
a) start off by using CE as “Christian Era” under the guise of being sensitive to other religions who may have their own calendars; Christians who don’t get the important point that “Lord” has been removed will be happy because the word Christian is included.
b) after a few years, start referring to CE as “Common Era”, sliding further down the slope, proposing that this 1/1/0000 date is just an arbitrary point in time. The word Lord had to be removed to do that. Now, it’s just an origin date for our present commonly used calendar that all nations agree on merely for convenience.
The overall plan includes such other games as multi-culturalism and scraping Biblical inscriptions off of American historical places and objects.
Sorry—what’s shown on the photo’d pages doesn’t appear to be any of those languages; and if the dimensions are credit-card sized, I doubt that many actual words will show up.