On ANE-2 Robert writes (and I post here with his permission) concerning the supposed Christian codices much discussed of late-
I will give a short description of some highlights from the iconography depicted on several “codices” for the “scholars” which are not familiar with numismatics.
On a single leaf one can find: the head of Alexander the great copied, or impressed from a coin of his general Lysimachos, a palm tree from the coins of Bar Kokhba and Cartage, the eight pointed stars from the Jewish coins of Alexander Yannay and Hellenistic coins of the Seleucus, the bust of Domitianus from the administration coins minted in Judaea, The “inscriptions” are copied from the Hasmonean and Bar Kokhba coins, inscribed in straight and mirror shape, not to mention Gibberish in greek.
Some of the leafs are impressed by a mechanical device and some made by hand, All are sealed with nails, some made of iron.
No patina or corrosion is detected on them, but only an artificial brown color. An expert who is familiar with lead rust doesn’t need more than 10 seconds with a magnifying glass to find out the fraud.
Let me end with a comment I made a short time ago on Jim West’s Web site: “Scholars are contaminating their academic records with lead poison”.
What can I add – the name of Jesus was called in vain.
Honestly, is there need for further discussion or can we just put this to bed along with the other recent and numerous frauds committed in the name of ‘biblical archaeology’? Please.