Jim West is rolling over in his Alexa rankings right now.
New Testament history expert Margaret Barker, of Borrowash, is examining photographs of the “metal books” found in a cave in Jordan.
She was contacted by British archaeologist David Elkington, one of the few people to have seen them.
It is thought the artefacts might be almost 2,000 years old.
Mrs Barker believes that if the books are genuine, they could be unique evidence of Christian activity as early as 33AD – about the time Jesus is thought to have been crucified.
The fact that the thin lead tablets are bound into books, and their combination of symbols and script, for her “tips the balance” in favour of them being of Christian derivation.
She will now try to help decipher the meaning of the Ancient Hebrew text, most of which is in code.
You know, though, on the off chance that these books are the genuine article, what will that do to the mythicists?
- ‘Secret Writings’ About the Last Years of Jesus? (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? 70 metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history (dailymail.co.uk)
- Lead Codices Silliness (rogueclassicism.com)