Imagine an archaeologist digging near Capernaum in Galilee finds a clay jar with a sealed top, (just like the jars containing the Dead Sea Scrolls). He takes the jar to a laboratory and using the latest scientific technology, opens the jar. Inside, he finds a scroll of papyrus, perfectly preserved. As the scientists and scholars unroll it, they discover it is a letter written to Simon Peter and it is signed by Jesus of Nazareth. Can you imagine the stir that would create in the scientific and academic world? If it could be authenticated, could you imagine how much it would be worth? Millions? Billions? Trillions? No doubt, that letter would be the most valuable writing in the history of the world.
July 8, 2007