this report on early Christian books found in Jordan.
Margaret Barker and Philip Davies have (apparently) already seen the books, or detailed images of them. The story is breaking in the British press first and only slowly making it into the U.S. media. Davies is not a man eager to believe things, but he seems genuinely intrigued by this find. The small, lead books are bound with metal rings, and appear to be composed by Jewish Christians from the first century. All this needs to be verified, of course.