Books on carbon dating
I agree that samples can be found which are not dead, however, in highlighting these samples and trumpeting them to their followers, they ignore the other samples which are dead.
In scholarship, there are some things that are known to be true, some things that are known to be false, some things that are simply unknown (whether true or false), and some matters of opinion and speculation that are keenly debated. The earliest instance of it in any form, which I personally can find, dates from 2001 and is found on Usenet, where it was immediately called into question by another poster, Roger Pearse. Brown by mentioning the “Nag Hammadi finds.” Nothing more specific than “after the Council of Nicaean (325 CE)” is said here. Later the same day, this claim is repeated, along with signs that the carbon dating of the Gospel of Judas manuscript (which is a historical fact) has been influencing the legend’s memory regarding the Nag Hammadi Library and leading the first tradents of the legend to assign a C-14 result to Nag Hammadi similarly (June 15, 2006): I have already (perhaps elsewhere) posted that I am aware of only two valid carbon dated results in respect of NT manuscripts: 1) Nag Hammadi – dated by the bindings to c.360 CE (and I dont have any error bars for this one).
The writing featured in the books is a form of archaic Hebrew script with ancient messianic symbols, mixed with some form of a code, according to a news release.
The codices show notable references to symbols of the Feast of Tabernacle, and depict images of menorahs and fruiting palm trees.
The books are currently the subject of a dispute between authorities, archeologists and an Israeli Bedouin who smuggled the books into Israel and hid them, claiming they were found by his great-grandfather, The Telegraph reports.
Authorities in Jordan want the books returned, since under Jordanian law, they are property of the Kingdom of Jordan, according to the news release.
The oldest copy has been scientifically dated to 125 BCE using carbon dating techniques.Archeologists in Israel claim the books are forgeries, while British archeologists are committed to saving and studying the ancient scrolls.