Tag Archives: Manuscript

Rare Documents Burned in Egypt Clash

Pretoria News: Cairo – Volunteers in white laboratory coats, surgical gloves and masks stood on the back of a pickup truck on Monday along the banks of the Nile River in Cairo, rummaging through stacks of rare 200-year-old manuscripts that … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Damascus Crown Bible Manuscripts Go On Rare Display

But only for a few hours last night at the Israel National Library: Jerusalem – Precious Bible manuscripts originating in the Jewish community of Damascus, Syria, went on display for several hours Wednesday, offering a rare glimpse at a collection … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Calixtinus Codex Stolen

A priceless 12-century manuscript, which contains Europe’s first travel guide, has been stolen from a safe in Spanish cathedral: A priceless 12th-century illustrated manuscript containing what has been described as Europe’s first travel guide has been stolen from the cathedral … Continue reading

Posted in Church | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Metal Codices to be Examined by Multiple Labs

Bible Places.com via the ever vigilant Joseph Lauer: This article in the Jordan Times has some new information about the metal codices, particularly with regard to the seven books recently recovered by Jordanian police.  Authorities are set to send the recently … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Philip Davies on Lead Codices: ‘Probably not a hoax or a forgery’

Far from being a favourite scholar of mine, I have to say I’m rather pleasantly surprised by Prof Philip Davies’ observations: The following is a general introductory summary by Sheffield Prof. Emeritus Philip Davies on the now famous lead codices (some images … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Biggest Discovery Since the Dead Sea Scrolls?

And still more mass reporting on the codice find:

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jordan Codice: The First Ever Portrait of Jesus?

The image is eerily familiar: a bearded young man with flowing curly hair. After lying for nearly 2,000 years hidden in a cave in the Holy Land, the fine detail is difficult to determine. But in a certain light it … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Wikipedia: Jordan Lead Codices

Wikipedia already has a Jordan Lead Codices page: That’s quick!

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Problems with the Early Christian Lead Books Discovery

Via Bibleplaces.com: My attempts to avoid this grand discovery have not gone well, to judge from the number of emails I have received suggesting that I must not have seen this story.  It’s foolish to think that I can somehow … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Video: Ancient Books Found in Jordan

There are some more great photos of the ancient books coming from Jordan here as well as this short video: BACKGROUND: For more on the discovery (on this blog), go here, here and here.

Posted in Bible Archaeology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment