Jewish Journal

Lost portion of Bible found in Jordan?

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 31, 2011 | 11:21 am

Are 70 metal tablets the 21st century’s Dead Sea Scrolls?

On pages not much bigger than a credit card, are images, symbols and words that appear to refer to the Messiah and, possibly even, to the Crucifixion and Resurrection.

Adding to the intrigue, many of the books are sealed, prompting academics to speculate they are actually the lost collection of codices mentioned in the Bible’s Book Of Revelation.

The books were discovered five years ago in a cave in a remote part of Jordan to which Christian refugees are known to have fled after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD. Important documents from the same period have previously been found there.

Much more about the find and some cool rusty pics from the Daily Mail here.

Obviously these tablets are not part of the canonized Christian Bible. Whether they should have been is a different question. Regardless, though, these tablets aren’t going to change biblical history, even if they add a little to it.

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