David Elkington is the author of In the Name of the Gods, the highly acclaimed academic thesis on the resonance and acoustical origins of religion. David is primarily an Egyptologist, specializing in Egypt-Palestinian links that have inevitably drawn him into the field of Biblical studies. Jennifer Elkington was born in Key West, Florida, USA. She is a former classical music PR.
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Discovered in a cave deep in Jordan, the Lead Codices have courted controversy
across the world. Are these books the lost library of the early Christians? Do they
contain the first icon of Jesus? What do they mean for our understanding of the
founding of the Christian Church?
In March 2011, The Sunday Times (of London) ran an article on the discovery of a mysterious cache of palm-sized, ring-bound books made of engraved lead plates that appeared to have a connection with the Kabbalah.
Several "experts" stepped forward to claim the lead codices to be forgeries. From
almost the beginning, Egyptologist David Elkington and his wife Jennifer, were
brought in as religious experts to help the book's owner better understand their
At the same time, the books were quickly becoming an international hot potato as
the Israelis and Jordanians began a very public dispute over the location of the site
where they were discovered.
Convinced that the codices were not fakes, but in all likelihood the earliest
Christian documents ever found, the Elkingtons put their reputations on the line as
they raced to authenticate the find amidst an array of vested interests which sought
to suppress them.
Thought to be the earliest christian writings ever discovered the Lead Codices can
be dated to 30-40 AD--prior to the New Testament and after the Death of Jesus.