Just after world war II the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls brought many scientist wondering of the ingenuity of those scrolls. Nobody ever thought they were the original Old Testament manuscripts, yet radio carbon dating places many of the scrolls at 150-100 bCE.
The new stone tablet unearthed near the Dead Sea, which contains prophecies about the Messiah as well as revelations from the Angel Gabriel has muddled scientists again.
For the last year professor, author and researcher Dr. Ken Hanson has been studying the 3-ft. tablet, known as the ‘Gabriel Revelation’.
Containing 87 lines of Hebrew, the ink is inscribed directly into the stone, which prevents it from being carbon dated, he explained, noting that it’s possible the artefact is a forgery.
|The Psalms scroll, one of the Dead Sea scrolls. Hebrew transcription included. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
But Hanson said he’s come to believe the tablet is genuine. Thought to be made in the decade before Jesus’ birth, it speaks of a messianic figure who will rise from the dead after three days. “The implications are overwhelming,” he said, in that the resurrection of a messiah could be part of Jewish tradition.The ancient Judeans known as the Essenes believed in the coming of two messiahs– one from the priestly branch, the other from the lineage of King David, Hanson pointed out.