Rest in Peace, ‘Lead Codices’, Rest in Peace

Bible and Interpretation has an update on the ‘lead codices’ thing that (because I’m an unwavering optimist) will finally put to rest any further pimping of these materials by their owners:

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.

Rest in peace, codices.  You deserve it.  Truly.

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