A recent discovery in Jordan may suggest even more evidence of Jesus.
In 2008, one of the earliest recorded evidence of Jesus was discovered–aging at about 2,000 years old. It’s a mysterious “binder”–several thin lead tablets with three holes each and three rings tying them together. Known as codices, these thin, bound metals have an image of Jesus himself.
Its founders have pushed to have the tablets analyzed since 2009, but its contents have only been recently researched, and reveal information that could shed some light on Jesus for Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike.
These ancient lead tablets mention Jesus and his disciples, but with interesting caveats.
According to the tablets, Jesus was not creating a religion but establishing one started around the time of King David. The tablets also claim that the God Jesus worshiped was both male and female.
The tablet’s central theme is that Jesus Christ was enthusiastic about worship in the Temple of Solomon–the important place where God’s face was purportedly seen, and the same place that involved the moneylenders in the Bible.
This binder may be one of the books mentioned in the Book of Revelations, as it is accurately described with seven seals.
The discovery was initially released in 2011, but some scholars questioned the validity of the codices. It wasn’t until recently that Professor Roger Webb and Professor Chris Jeynes tested the tablets and confirmed the date of its origins.