are not those who live on their own terms
but are those who change their terms
for the ones whom they love…
ANCIENT TABLET IGNITES DEBATE ON
MESSIAH AND RESURRECTION:
A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles,
especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.
If such a messianic description really is there, it will contribute to a developing re-evaluation of both popular and scholarly views of Jesus,
since it suggests that the story of his death and resurrection was not unique but part of a recognized Jewish tradition at the time.
The tablet, probably found near the Dead Sea in Jordan according to some scholars who have studied it, is a rare example of a stone with ink writings from that era --
in essence, a Dead Sea Scroll on stone.
It is written, not engraved, across two neat columns, similar to columns in a Torah
But the stone is broken, and some of the text is faded, meaning that much of what it says is open to debate.
Would He who implants the ear not hear?
Would He who forms the eye not see?
- Psalms 94:9