“Messianic leaders say Hebrew tablet validates Jesus’ claims”

I have been scouring the news for any follow-up articles on the “Stone Scroll” or “Gabriel’s Revelation” as it has been called and haven’t found much that advances the arguments that have already been made.

I did, however, stumble across this piece this morning in IsraelToday.com and thought it worth posting.

Messianic leaders say Hebrew tablet validates Jesus’ claims

By Ryan Jones
Friday, July 11, 2008

Israeli Jewish believers in Jesus say the recently publicized Hebrew tablet describing the death and resurrection of a messianic figure challenges centuries of teachings by rabbinic Judaism that the redemptive process of Jesus was a departure from biblical Jewish understanding.

The unique stone tablet dubbed “Gabriel’s Revelation” contains 87 partial lines of archaic Hebrew in which the archangel commands a messianic ruler identified as the “Prince of Princes” to rise after having been dead for three days.

The tablet was found in neighboring Jordan some eight years ago, but just last week gained international attention after featuring as one of the centerpieces at a special Israel Museum event marking 60 years since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The content of the tablet quickly made headlines after a leading Israeli professor of Bible studies, Israel Knohl of the Hebrew University, spoke of his conclusions regarding the script. In an interview with the International Herald Tribune, Knohl called the text “revolutionary” in its confirmation that Messiah suffering and dying was originally a Jewish concept.

Continue reading…

Previous postings on this story are here…

3 ft Stone Tablet from pre-Christian era predicts Messiah who will rise from dead in 3 days! (NY Times)

The Continuing Controversy: the Stone Scroll/Gabriel’s Revelation

“A New Dead Sea Scroll in Stone?” (By Ada Yardeni)



Filed under archaeology, Religion, World News

3 responses to ““Messianic leaders say Hebrew tablet validates Jesus’ claims”

  1. Sad it is ;-( that the multitudes believe a heretical
    tradition regarding The One many, who say they are
    believers, seek to follow. He Who is “The Messiah,
    The Son of The Living GOD”.

    Seems there is undeniable proof that the traditional name
    of ‘jesus’ was not The Messiah’s GOD given birth Name
    in any language! And proof exists in not just one, but all
    New Testament Greek manuscripts from which catholic
    and christian translators created their version of the

    Yes, undeniable proof!

    First, the Greek word “Iesous” was used by those who
    translated the Greek Septuagint, which was the Hebrew
    to Greek translation of the Old Testimonies.

    In the Greek Septuagint, which was translated prior to
    the birth of The Messiah, the Greek word “Iesous” was
    used to represent “Je(o)shua, son of Nun, so named by
    Moses”. (Numbers 13:16)

    And so it was established that the Greek name “Iesous”
    represented the Hebrew name YeHoWsHuwa'(which
    should have been translated as Jeshua, rather than
    ‘joshua’ in the English language Old Testaments).

    Then in most all the New Testament translations, from
    the various Greek manuscripts, the word “Iesous” was
    translated correctly as Je(o)shua(YeHoWsHuwa’) in both
    Acts 7:45 and Heb 4:8 and then the same Greek word
    “Iesous” was traditionally(for the past 500, or so, years)
    translated as their “imag”ined ‘jesus’ in all other places
    of the English language New Testaments ;-(

    However, in the original kjv(aptly named as king james’
    version for it was of his church OF england) those who
    did the translating of the New Testament decided to
    rename Je(o)shua and declared the Je(o)shua of the
    Old Testament to be of the same name as their
    “imag”ined ‘jesus’ in both Acts 7:45 and Heb 4:8 ;-(

    At least the translators of the kjv were consistent, and
    in every place translated “Iesous” as ‘jesus’, yet the
    result of their consistency is confusion ;-(

    And so it was that a heretical tradition was established
    less than 500 years past ;-(

    Now if one wishes to take liberty and change the name
    of the Old Testament “Je(o)shua” to ‘jesus’, well that is
    their choice, yet a sad choice indeed and Truth ;-(

    And worse yet you could accept the traditional lie that
    the Greek word “Iesous” represents both “Jeshua” and
    the catholic and christian ‘jesus’. For those who seek
    The Light of Truth that is confusing at best! Another
    sad choice ;-( Simply, The Messiah, and Jeshua of
    The Old Testimonies were given the same name.

    I have been, and know that i will yet be accused of
    having my portion with the “sacred name folk” or some
    other similar religious group. And yet that is as far
    from Truth as one could be, for i believe that, “that
    which decayed and waxed old” did indeed and Truth
    “vanish away” with the destruction of the earthly,
    natural kingdom that was centered in old jerusalem.

    The Kingdom of GOD is now Spiritual and the body of a
    believer is the Temple for the indwelling Spirit, The Spirit
    that leads believers on The Way to The Truth of The Life.

    Sadly, many believe that a name is not important ;-( Now
    when a man makes such a statement to me i simply reply,
    “ok, if that’s what you believe Martha”, or if it be a woman,
    “ok, if that’s what you believe Matthew”. And the Name
    of The Messiah? Not important? Since when is Truth not

    Truth is important, for apart from Truth there is nothing
    but “confusion and every evil work” and Truth IS that the
    “imag”ined name of ‘jesus’ was not spoken for more than
    1500 years after The Only True GOD raised The Messiah
    from among the dead! Truth IS that The Messiah’s GOD
    given birth Name was YeHoWsHuwa'(Jeshua in modern
    day English)!

    Prior to the 16th century there was no ‘j’ sound in the
    English language and that is is verifiable in most any
    encyclopedia. And there never has been a ‘j’ sound in
    either Hebrew or Greek.

    Seems the vain “imag”inations of the “catholic” and
    “christian” systems of religion have caused “The Way
    of Truth to be evil spoken of”, so why continue to use
    their “imag”ined name for “The Son of Living GOD”?

    Those who yet cling to the “imag”ined name of ‘jesus’,
    after The Truth was presented unto them, have chosen
    to accept the traditional lies of pagan catholicism and
    her firstborn “christian” daughter, “the church OF england” ;-(

    I am sad for all yet held captive by the “strong delusion”
    that is their “imag”ined ‘jesus’ ;-(

    Yet there is hope!

    For Miracles do happen!

    Hope is there would be those who would experience
    The Miracle that is receiving “a love of The Truth”!

    Truth IS, Yeshua(Jeshua in modern day english) is
    The Messiah, Immanuel, The Son of The Living GOD!

    Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of
    this wicked world and it’s systems of religion, for
    “the WHOLE world is under the control of the evil
    one”(1Jn5:19) indeed and Truth……. francisco

  2. Ray


    Forgive me for my ignorance…
    You don’t like people using the word Jesus?
    You would insist they use the word Yeshua?
    Is the word ‘God’ Aramaic? Or does it have another etymology?
    Perhaps we should all learn Greek and Aramaic and Ancient Hebrew so that we can accurately use the words of God.
    I like Shakespeares argument…”What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”

    Chillax, read some Romans 14 and be happy 🙂

  3. I love the name Yeshua…and the name Jesus!
    I was born again by the name, Jesus, baptized in the Holy Spirit, in the name, Jesus; have cast out many demons by using the name of Jesus…Yahweh God has honored His powerful name, Jesus!
    I know our Father honors the name, Yeshua!
    It is His Son’s name, no question about it. But Jesus is His English name and we who speak English love His name, His wonderful name!
    Can’t you understand that it is “He” who burns within us…whether His name is called Yeshua or Jesus or Yesu…He is still the same Son of Yahweh God.
    mamma lori

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