There’s quite a buzz of excitement on the Interweb over news of a discovery of Biblical scrolls and lead codices, purported to be of first century origin.
The BBC has furnished us with some images.
There’s some quite fantastical claims doing the rounds such as: This represents the greatest ever archaeological find, this is more significant than the Dead Sea Scrolls, this will change Christianity, this will shine a light on Jesus’ missing years, and so forth.
Time and study will reveal the truth about this.
In the meantime, if I happen upon any interesting articles relating to this, I’ll post the link here.
UPDATE: Fr Stephen Smuts has quite a bit of background info on this, which is worth checking out.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Clayboy adopts the sceptical line and links to some useful sources.