The Jordan Lead Codices, (sometimes called simply the Jordanian Codices), are a collection of codices allegedly found in a cave in Jordan and first publicized in March 2011. Several scholars have pronounced them fakes.
These writings could contain, within their inscriptions, contemporary stories of the final days of Jesus’ life. The books seem to describe the crucifixion that takes place outside the walls of the city.
On 26 November 2012, BBC News conducted a short investigation about the authenticity of the codices. This was conducted as a short 13 minute segment of Inside Out West accompanied by a written BBC News article entitled “Jordan Codices ‘expert’ David Elkington’s claims queried”.
The program initially focused on the codices’ authenticity with Dr Peter Thonemann again affirming that “I’m as certain as it is possible to be that this entire body of codices are modern fakes. I would stake my academic reputation on it” adding that “all of the codices that have appeared in the media in the past year or so are products of the same modern workshop — they’ve all sorts of similarities in style, fabric, and content. It seems absolutely clear that every single one of these documents is a modern fake”.
A lot of other theories came out to prove that was actually a conspiracy to make people believe it was all fake so they wont investigate more. They shifted focus onto whether David Elkington was the right person to be testing the authenticity of the codices, analysing the true intentions, history and qualifications of the “self styled” academic.
It’s very sad when people sink this low to discredit antiquity with sophisticated fakes in order to scam others for money, if this is false.
But again, how do you fake the patina? Proper testing, can easily, and definitely prove the date of an object.. especially wood or metals.
Radiocarbon dating, ensures that the content in the bottom layers of an object, along with the age of the atomic structure, since the metal was new, the surface was new, and the “patina” on the surface slowly ages.
Sure, it’s easy to put ferric chloride on an object, and make it look old with other chemicals, but it is absolutely impossible to grow patina on the surface of an object, attach the layer and have it radio carbon date back to a specific time period.
Could this be real but they would do anything to make us believe that is not? or some people they just found a smart way to make money?
True or false?