Secrets of Jordan Lead Codices.
Unique leaden books were found in northern Jordan. According to scientists, the collection of ancient manuscripts is able to turn the entire biblical story. A local peasant-Bedouin went to the mountains with his goats. The man knew every stone in the land, therefore, at once he drew his attention to glittering objects. There were 70 books. The books made of lead were fastened by a metal wire. The cave where the books were found, most likely, was the place the first Christians were hiding, back in the 70’s ad, and maybe even before.
What are books? Leaden plates (some are the size of our passport, others of a credit card) fastened together with metal rings. On the pages – symbols and hieroglyphs in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages. Icons and letters are engraved and molded. Most of the text is encrypted.
Some books have managed to pass to the British University of Oxford and the other to a Swiss scholar. Now working on a study of books is in full swing, it’s clear that the findings are full of sensational discoveries.
Some of the text failed to decrypt. It talks about Christ and his last days. Some scientists believe that all plates can be mentioned in the Bible’s book of revelations. One of the few who happened to see the rarity, is David Elkington, researcher in the field of religious archaeology, who heads a group of British researchers who are trying to return the relics to Museum of Jordan. He does not exclude that the manuscripts could be a major discovery of Christian history.
Several scholars have pronounced found in a cave metal books fakes. The metallurgical analysis on the books, and carbon dating on a piece of leather found with the collection, suggested that the books could be about 2,000 years old. Elkington, described as a “scholar of ancient religious archaeology who is heading a British team trying to get the lead books safely into a Jordanian museum” claimed that they could be “the major discovery of Christian history”, and the director of the Jordan’s Department of Antiquities, Ziad al-Saad, said that the books might have been made by followers of Jesus in the few decades immediately following his crucifixion.
Secrets of Jordan Lead Codices