Bonnie (2 Apr 2011)
"Is this the source for the 70 metal books?"

Hi Doves,
The recovery of the 70 metal books is to me quite an event. I enjoy reading about when artifacts are found, and if they are authentic, how they support the Holy Bible.
I couldn't sleep last night because I was drawn to the Apocrypha. To explain, I am not Roman Catholic, have very little experience in any of their extra-Biblical writings and have not considered them as true Scripture. That being said, I offer to you this information in the final chapter of 2 Esdras 14:38-48
38 And the next day, behold, a voice called me, saying, Esdras, open thy mouth, and drink that I give thee to drink.

39 Then opened I my mouth, and, behold, he reached me a full cup, which was full as it were with water, but the colour of it was like fire.

40 And I took it, and drank: and when I had drunk of it, my heart uttered understanding, and wisdom grew in my breast, for my spirit strengthened my memory:

41 And my mouth was opened, and shut no more.

42 The Highest gave understanding unto the five men, and they wrote the wonderful visions of the night that were told, which they knew not: and they sat forty days, and they wrote in the day, and at night they ate bread.

43 As for me. I spake in the day, and I held not my tongue by night.

44 In forty days they wrote two hundred and four books.

45 And it came to pass, when the forty days were filled, that the Highest spake, saying, The first that thou hast written publish openly, that the worthy and unworthy may read it:

46 But keep the seventy last, that thou mayest deliver them only to such as be wise among the people:

47 For in them is the spring of understanding, the fountain of wisdom, and the stream of knowledge.

48 And I did so.


I am completely unsure if the two are connected, but it seems like a very strange "coincidence" that the exact number is 70.