Every time new information bringing light onto the officially authorized Bible emerges they are locked away with the scholars and subjected to heated criticism if anything challenges the existing doctrine. The Jordanian codices are the latest example even though as visualised they crucially cast more light on the highly contemporary episode where Jesus threw the money changers out of the temple.
Even though Judaism and Israel have very little to do with Christianity now, it seems that after crucifying Jesus millennia ago, Israel managed to smuggle the Jordanian Codices out of Jordan and unofficially proclaim them as fake. If that's the case then why hold on to them? Return them as repeatedly requested to the Jordanian antiquities department and avoid accusations of stealing antiques (as well as land).
The Jordanian codices are ancient metal religious texts that could change the way we view Christianity and the Bible. The books are made entirely of lead and written in a form of ancient Hebrew (Hasmonean) that dates back to the 1st century BC, he explained. Within the metallic pages are numerous Messianic symbols, Temple representations, and even portraits of a person resembling Jesus, Elkington said. "It confirms the underlying story in the gospels, and confirms for the first time that Christ not only existed, but he was truly a king of Israel," he declared.
Some scholars have called into question the authenticity and age of the codices. According to Elkington, results from a series of chemical, spectagraphic, crystallographic, and corrosion tests strongly support a 1st century dating of the metal. The letters themselves have been molded with the lead and are also corroded, he noted. It is nearly impossible to artificially corrode lead, Elkington continued, pointing out that no scholars have thus far been able to answer how it could have been done. In addition, the ancient language used in the metal books is only known by a handful of experts, he said. Elkington also spoke about the area where the codices were found, speculated about the people who wrote them, and revealed some more details about their contents.
Wayne Herschel's astrotheological interpretations of the cosmology on the covers of the Jordanian codices is a must listen addition to the subject.