Tag Archives: Codice

Jordan Lead Codices: Exposing the Fakes

Here is a great video that aims to explain why it is that the Jordan Lead Codices are to be considered fake:   For a background to these Codices, which came to light this year, click here, here, or here.

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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

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Remember the Authentic Ancient Metal Plates

Although the post is written from a LDS (Mormon) perspective, it is interesting nonetheless (and might well cheer up those severely disillusioned by the recent ‘fake’ Jordanian lead codices): Since the recent events surrounding the seeming forgery of the Jordan Lead Codices, I … Continue reading

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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

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Biggest Discovery Since the Dead Sea Scrolls?

And still more mass reporting on the codice find:

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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

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Wikipedia: Jordan Lead Codices

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

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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

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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.

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Jordan: Ancient Sealed Books Found (Update)

I see that the BBC has today caught up with the story of the secret hoard of ancient sealed books that were found in Jordan.  BACKGROUND: We covered the story here with a full press release here. Almost predictably, they’ve put a political … Continue reading

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