New Manuscript Discovery Shakes Christianity to the Core

Christopher Bailey on a Third-Century Find That Could Challenge Even The Da Vinci Code

The ruins of ancient Colocyntopolis (near modern al-q’Kh) went largely unnoticed until last year, when an itinerant spoon-sharpener fell through a hole in the ground and found himself in a third-century chamber or apartment, its furnishings preserved to a remarkable degree by the desert climate.

Since then, excavations made under the auspices of the Weekly World News have turned up a large number of fascinating objects. But . . .

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Christopher Bailey , a Lutheran, writes about everything from Arthurian mythology to wireless networking. He spent a decade on the Upward Path in corporate America, but now must be counted among the backsliders.

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