Wow! This is Amazing! 2000-Year-Old-Lead-Tablets

I love mysteries — real ones — especially the ones that require mystical faith!

In 2008, a set of lead tablets with Paleo-Hebrew writings were found by a Bedouin in a cave in a remote part of Jordan.  This part of Jordan is an area to which the followers of Christ were known to have fled after the fall of Jerusalem in 70AD.

These tablets have recently been proven to be around 2000 years old dating to within a few years of Jesus’ earthly ministry. In them, they not only mention Jesus, but what thrills me is two things:  First they contain a portrait of Jesus (the cover picture of this blog).  And second, they claim that Jesus taught that God is both male and female.  They also mention James, Peter, and John.

These lead tablets do not contradict the gospels, but they do place greater emphasis on the physical temple, on the belief in the divine feminine (the Holy Spirit as female), and in Christ’s role to restore Hebrew practice from the time of King David rather than being the founder of his own movement.

Of course there is much debate over the authenticity.  But I for one, hope they are authentic!

You can read more about these lead pages here.

Check out April’s Books, the Disorderly Parable Bible Studies, for group and individual study.

4 thoughts on “Wow! This is Amazing! 2000-Year-Old-Lead-Tablets

    1. Like I said, there is a lot of controversy over them, but the information you are posting is only available on one “kind of wacky” website. The most recent scholars to have examined them do not agree with that assessment. Look at the article from the BBC yesterday.


      1. No, the site I posted is not a “wacky” website. The writers and contributors include some of the top biblical/historical scholars. I don’t know what BBC article you’re quoting (link?), but in their first article they were getting their information from a fringe scholar named David Elkington. Legitimate scholars have been pointing out the clear signs of fakery in the codices for some time now:

        Read up on this. You’ll find that there are obvious issues, not only with the codices themselves, but with the self-aggrandizing fringe “scholar” (Elkington) who is clinging to this story.


      2. Gee, do you mean this BBC report, in which the “scholar” from the original BBC report, David Elkington, is revealed to be a fake academic with “no recognized qualifications in the field”. Legitimate scholars demonstrate that the codices are a modern forgery:

        Scholars all over the world have debunked this bogus claim; and the unacademic BBC has as well.



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