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Portrait of Jesus?

John on April 4, 2011 at 8:32 am

The Daily Mail really knows how to hype a story. Today they note that one of the codices recently unveiled has a worn portrait of…someone. The teaser, of course, is that it could be something close to a contemporary depiction of Jesus.

So this is either the most amazing discovery in a generation or a complete fraud. Actually, it could be something in between. Jesus wasn’t the only person proclaimed messiah around the first century.

Given the politics of the situation, it could be years before experts are able to examine the full set. We’ll just have to wait and see whether the skeptics are right or wrong. Still, it isn’t impossible that this discovery could live up to the hype. That in itself is pretty amazing.

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