Lead Codexes in the News Again

Here are some blogs and bloggers that discuss the subject:

Jona Lendering, Jim Davila, Mike HeiserTom Verenna, and Jim West (twice).

  • Gary

    Just to follow up, since I first thought from Heiser site, “the results”, and some others, “Carbon 14 dating on Pb?” Can’t do it. So googling…
    http://www.templestudy.com/2011/03/31/jordanian-lead-plates-authentic-forgery/#footnote_1_2396
     
    OK, a Mormon site….don’t like their theology, but a good summary of pros and cons.
    ref 2 says C14 tests were done on a leather strap. Pb date was only based on physical inspection….not a test.
     
    Summary statement on Mormon site….
    “All-in-all these things lead me (no pun intended), and others, to believe that the plates are probably a very elaborate and careful forgery.”

    They obviously have an interest in anything related to plates…
     

  • Gary

    Just to follow up, since I first thought from Heiser site, “the results”, and some others, “Carbon 14 dating on Pb?” Can’t do it. So googling…
    http://www.templestudy.com/2011/03/31/jordanian-lead-plates-authentic-forgery/#footnote_1_2396
     
    OK, a Mormon site….don’t like their theology, but a good summary of pros and cons.
    ref 2 says C14 tests were done on a leather strap. Pb date was only based on physical inspection….not a test.
     
    Summary statement on Mormon site….
    “All-in-all these things lead me (no pun intended), and others, to believe that the plates are probably a very elaborate and careful forgery.”

    They obviously have an interest in anything related to plates…
     

  • Gary

    A follow up, ref 2 “A piece of leather, bearing the image of a crocodile, which also turned up with the metal books, was sent for carbon dating. The results, just back, indicate it is nearly 2,000 years old”

    http://www.thejc.com/judaism/judaism-features/46028/heavy-metal-secrets-a-mid-east-cave

     

  • Gary

    A follow up, ref 2 “A piece of leather, bearing the image of a crocodile, which also turned up with the metal books, was sent for carbon dating. The results, just back, indicate it is nearly 2,000 years old”

    http://www.thejc.com/judaism/judaism-features/46028/heavy-metal-secrets-a-mid-east-cave

     

  • http://tomverenna.wordpress.com/ Tom Verenna

    Gary, catch up on your research here: http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/ver358015.shtml

  • Gary

    Good deal. Maybe James will highlight your summary once he gets on the ground.


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