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    1. I am too, even with my dilettante knowledge of this time period.

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  1. oh and i’m still nearly 20,000 websites ahead! and that’s just ahead of you! i’m hundreds of thousands ahead of everyone else and millions ahead of most… i’m just sayin, not boastin…

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  2. I also remain skeptical. Yet if they are authentic, I don’t think they can be dated to the first century. The most damning piece of evidence for me is the cross on one of the plates that Philip saw. The cross was not a Christian symbol until c. 2nd century and not before, to the best of our evidence (which is, as it goes, pretty silent on the idea of ‘crosses’–Chi Ro, yes; fish? Yes. Crosses? No.). In conjunction with the “coded” script (I still believe this is a nice way of saying ‘spell book’) and the combination of paleoHebraic and (possible) Greek script, amongst what might be others, I think calling these codices “first century Christian” seems to be to be far too authoritative a claim. It is too early and with such a lack of caution, I continue to feel that these sorts of claims are dubious. Those scholars who remain hesitant and reserved about the findings, to me, are much more wise.

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  3. As far as mythicists go, that is a decent question. I am not sure if anything can be said about ‘Jesus’ historically, when it comes to these tablets. But if so, that would be a strong nail hammering down the coffin.

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  4. bammbamm

    ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.

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  5. What if they found the golden plates of Mormon? (Technically, it’s the plates of Moroni?)
    That would be bigger news. 😉

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  6. michelle lewandowski

    If you want a comment then here is a truthful one.
    I have know David Elkington, whose real name is Paul Elkington, but has also been known by many others too, for many years the fact being i am a family member. To put the record straight once and for all Paul is by no means a Scholar of Ancient Religious Archaeology or a Scholar of anything else. Neither is he a Professor, a Lord, (which he has used over the years for his own gain) or have large amounts of letters after his name. He is in fact a conman to which many people would willingly state. This man has emotionly hurt elderly and ill people and sucked them dry financially. I think the uk police would like some truthful answers to a few questions too. He has hurt his own family and disowned his own son who so much would a like a normal relationship with him, but that’s never going to happen because Paul Elkington is far from normal or compassionate, in my opinion he needs medical attention.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. I did some checking on the connection. Of course you know you are right. Wow.

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  7. But, was Elkington the only one to have seen them? Or did someone find them, and he was on the time to verify them?

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