March 29, 2011

New writings from the year dot

So metal books of credit-card-sized lead sheets have turned up in Jordan... If they're genuine, they could be from the years immediately before or after Jesus. "The year 'dot'," some call it. And, written in coded ancient Hebrew, they could be about Judaism or - as some of the patterned drawings hint - they might be about very early Christianity.

How nice to think that there might still be new writing to be found, about those very early years of Christianity - back before Christianity began, back before St. Paul, back when Jesus was a Jewish rabbi.

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