Saturday, April 02, 2011
Sealed books of lead pages bound by lead rings, dating back, apparently, to just after the time of Christ. It woulds like something from an Indiana Jones movie, but such artifacts have surfaced in Israel. They have not been translated, but at least one authority says they may date from soon (decades or mere years) after the Crucifixion, and symbols placing Jesus in the context of the Messiah indicate Christian, rather than conventional Jewish, vies of the books' creator. So this might be the earliest Christian record outside of the Gospels. This may be huge.