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Counterfeit Copper Codex

April 1, 2011

Jim Davila is posting that Peter Thonemann has confirmed one of the recently unearthed metal codices is a fake. I have been following the story with detached curiosity; but if you haven’t, these article in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph will give you the broad outlines.

I haven’t posted on these finds here largely because the codices were in Greek and dated to the first centuries CE (i.e. Current Events).

Eisenbrauns has posted a poll on whether the publishing house should offer lead tablets over at their yearly April Fool’s Day edition.  However, I can only hope that (given the date) this is not some April Fool’s Day hoax on the part of Jim Davila.

  1. Jim Davila permalink
    April 1, 2011 11:13 am

    No joke, it’s real.

    • April 1, 2011 11:50 am

      But, by real you mean it’s fake. Correct?

  2. Dr. Jim permalink
    April 1, 2011 3:48 pm

    Lead books? I’d order some but only if shipping was free.


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