None of the codices that have been released thus far for the public have proven to be authentic (including those which Elkington has supported as authentic) and none have shown to be more than the products of workshops, skilled in peddling fakes to tourists at a hefty price. It is also true that the iconography and even some of the script has roots in actual artifacts but these qualities were repurposed, out of context, from items found in museums in Jordan.
By Thomas S. Verenna
Independent Researcher and Student
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I refuse to add any new comment on this lead (iso)topic !
#1 - Robert Deutsch - 09/12/2011 - 16:44
I can understand your frustration with this subject; but if someone doesn't set the record straight, who will? Someone (or, in this case, a group) needs to counter the false reports, the lies, the propaganda. As much as some feel it might be better to ignore them, I can promise you this won't die or go away. Best to try to nip it in the bud now than wait until later, when people hold these codices on the same level as the Spear of Destiny, the Ark of the Covenant, the Shroud of Turin, and other false artifacts.
#2 - Tom Verenna - 09/12/2011 - 18:32
One way of dealing with it is with a sense of humor in that if the book appears in book stores in the US, simply do what the rel. anti-evolution folks do to books on human evolution- move it to the rack marked fiction. In Nov the BAR crowd is coming out with a book about the Prophet Jonah and the Wail, on a Jewish ossuary, next to the Family tomb of Jesus, the 4th one they've found in the last ten yrs. I suggest that readers move it from history/Science/ archaeology to the section labled Fiction.
#3 - Joe Zias-Jerusalem - 09/14/2011 - 19:08