The Case for the Jordan Lead Codices: The Mystery of the Sealed Books
The Internet is an informational Wild West, where genuine experts and unqualified know-it-all rabble-rousers vie for recognition. While this does allow some valuable voices to be heard that might not have been otherwise, it also victimizes qualified researchers who get shouted down and slandered by unscrupulous competition. And the Jordan lead codices – a collection of bound metallic books with the potential to rewrite much of what we think we know about early Christianity – are victims of this Internet scholarly free-for-all.
The Case for the Jordan Lead Codices provides a history and in-depth scientific analysis of the codices – while not conclusive, they certainly indicate the codices are deserving of much greater study – as well as a scathing indictment of the Internet’s unchecked proliferation of self-declared experts souring the possibility of further research.
The arguments of discoverers David and Jennifer Elkington are bolstered by several experts, not only enriching the reading experience but helping to dispel some of the Internet-sparked taint surrounding the codices. Not only is this an engaging read on the historical and religious level, it’s a worthwhile read on a social level for a world that will only become more Internet-focused in the future.
David Elkington, Jennifer Elkington, Margaret Barker, Philip Davies, Keith Hearne