IS THIS THE FIRST PICTURE OF CHRIST? Experts say 2,000-year-old lead tablets containing portrait of Jesus found in remote cave are genuine Incredibly, experts say the tablets date from within a few years of Jesus’ ministry


AN ancient set of lead tablets showing the earliest portrait of Jesus Christ have proved to be around 2,000 years old, according to experts.

The metal “pages”, held together like a ring binder, were found in Jordan in around 2008 and make reference to Christ and his disciples.

The portrait of Jesus. The metal ‘pages’ are held together like a ring binder and were found in Jordan in 2008Credit: David Elkington
The lead has been analysed and the words and symbols translated and experts say the tablets date from within a few years of Jesus’ ministry.

And what they reveal could be enlightening not only for Christians, but also Jews and Muslims – the other ‘Abrahamic faiths’.

The tablets suggest that Christ was not starting his own religion, but restoring a thousand year old tradition from the time of King David.

And the God he worshipped was both male and female.

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