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Ancient books found date from first century

Posted Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 9:09 PM

The Dead Sea Scrolls "Testimonia 4Q175" scroll fragment
So I was just hitting the news sites like I do every day and I came across an interesting story I thought I'd share and see if I could stir up some comments.

This story from FoxNews is about some ancient books recently uncovered in Jordan that could date to the beginning of Christianity.

While no word is given on the actual content of the books in the linked story, having books written closer in time to the death and resurrection of Christ will certainly stir some interest.

As is always the case with books of this type, there is a lot of controversy surrounding them according to other accounts. Some reportedly consider them forgeries and others believe they could be more significant than the Dead Sea Scrolls.

You be the judge...

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Interesting story but impossible to judge without translations.

-- Posted by goat lady on Thu, Mar 31, 2011, at 8:10 AM

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