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Contents of the Ancient Lead Codices of Scripture Revealed!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in personal | 20 comments

Contents of the Ancient Lead Codices of Scripture Revealed!

Recently, news sources have reported the existence of some ancient (2000 years old) lead-lined codices (books) which have been described as (possibly) “the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls.”

While scholars and academic-types discuss and debate the source of these new codices, very few have mentioned the ground-breaking contents of these old manuscripts. I had the opportunity to scan a few of these pages, and make public (for the first time) my translations of the ancient scripts.

From a previously unknown letter from Paul to the Corinthians, we read this: “Concerning my previous letter, I do not want you to be ignorant. When I wrote that whenever you gather together you should edify one another, I did not mean your worship services. During worship services, it is necessary for you to sit quietly and learn from your leaders. They will edify you. However, when you meet in your small groups, which are not church gatherings, then you should edify one another under the authority of a church designated teacher.”

Also, there was this page from a missing section of Paul’s letter to the Romans: “And when I arrive, please do everything that you can to arrange a meeting with Simon Peter, Bishop of Rome. I need his ruling on a few rules of doctrine and to ask his blessing on some things that I have written that others say are difficult to understand.”

There was also this alternative opening to Peter’s first letter: “Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ and Bishop of Rome…”

Apparently, Paul wrote a third letter to Timothy which we have just now recovered. It begins like this: “Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God to Timothy, my beloved son in the faith and senior pastor of the church in Ephesus.”

A previously unknown work of obvious apostolic origin detailed the necessary beliefs of all Christians in the categories of Scripture, God, Man, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, Salvation, Church, and Eschatology.

Another codex collects several of Timothy’s sermons to the church in Ephesus and Titus’ sermons to the church in Crete. As an added bonus, a sheet was folded and stuffed into the back of this codex which gave detailed minutes of a church business meeting which included the ordination service of Titus’ successor as senior pastor of Crete after God called Titus to a larger church nearby.

Finally, almost miraculously, a bulletin for a church service in Philippi survived the years among this collection. It turns out that this church service began with prayer and three songs. After taking up an offering and a special choral anthem, the pastor preached from three verses from the letter that Paul had recently sent them. Then, after singing another song and praying, they were dismissed. According to a note at the bottom of the page, you could have received a 10% discount from a nearby restaurant by showing this bulletin.

I can’t wait to read more from this exciting discovery!


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  1. 4-1-2011

    Love it! LOL

  2. 4-1-2011

    Where’s my heart pills? DEBBIE, where’s my pills!

  3. 4-1-2011

    Really great work Alan.

  4. 4-1-2011

    I wonder if they found any Roman voter guides?

  5. 4-1-2011


    What? Did I misspell something important? Did I mistranslate something? Why are you laughing at me?


    I know. I know.


    Thanks. Translation can be tedious and time consuming.


    Possibly. There are still many pages left to translate. I’m very excited about a page with the following title at the top: “Colossae Theological Seminary Graduation 64 AD”.


  6. 4-1-2011


  7. 4-1-2011

    Wow. This really clears up a lot of things for me. Thanks.

  8. 4-1-2011

    I heard there are some guidelines given by Paul on an appropriate salary for senior pastors and his answer to the age old debate over wine vs grape juice…is that true?

  9. 4-1-2011


    I don’t understand what’s so funny about this post…


    Yeah, exactly. It’s all beginning to make sense.


    I haven’t gotten to that part yet. I’m sure it’s in there somewhere. I know the apostles would not have left anything to chance.


  10. 4-1-2011

    WOW! So we HAVE been doing it right all along! Wonderful!

  11. 4-1-2011


    T.N.A.K (The New Alan Knox) translation. Sounds familiar!

  12. 4-1-2011

    I wonder if they served coffee and donuts after the service!

  13. 4-1-2011


    Of course. I didn’t realize that was ever in question.

    Aussie John,

    I’ll have to remember that name when I publish my findings. Thanks!


    That’s a good question. I’ll see what I can find.


  14. 4-2-2011

    I won’t believe it unless I see it on CNN. 😀

  15. 4-2-2011


    Maybe I can get some photocopies for you. Although, I think I remember a copyright notice at the bottom of most of the pages.


  16. 4-3-2011


  17. 4-4-2011

    And of course if one has the correct spectacles one can read on one of the lead plates the lost section in the Didache, “And if the sisters do not clean all the little cups properly, let them remain excommunicate until after the next sessional meeting”.

  18. 4-4-2011


    And all God’s people said, “Amen!”


  19. 7-25-2011

    I think you are getting a lot of hits on this blog post today because the Codex Commiticus was just discovered. So psyched- now we will learn the outcome of the vote on deacon Stephen’s recommendation to switch from mauve to taupe!

  20. 12-19-2011



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