lead light on early christianity?
The Australian media has started picking up the story of the lead codices which purportedly relate to early Christianity. Since the media coverage is typically inadequate (Adam Spencer on ABC local radio in Sydney this morning certainly didn’t offer a particularly probing interview of David Elkington), I’m just offering a link to a more detailed discussion which itself contains more links for anyone interested in the “discovery.”
In short, there are good grounds to be sceptical of the authenticity, and even if authentic, there are grounds for doubting their relevance for our understanding of early Christianity. The find has to be subject to far more rigorous scrutiny than it has thus far.
Anyway, for more, read here.