Scholars divided on interpretation of ‘Gabriel’s Revelation’ tablet

Scholars divided on interpretation of ‘Gabriel’s Revelation’ tablet

Jerusalem, Jul 9, 2008 / 01:14 am (CNA).- A tablet with messianic overtones reputedly from before the time of Christ has become a topic of debate in biblical and archaeological circles. While one scholar claims the find could “shake our basic view of Christianity,” a Catholic Professor of Scripture suggests the tablet is actually evidence for the historical probability of Christian belief.
The three-foot tall tablet bears 87 lines of Hebrew which speak of a messiah who will suffer and rise from the dead after three days. The tablet was probably found near the Dead Sea in Jordan and has been characterized as a “Dead Sea Scroll in Stone,” the International Herald-Tribune reports.

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