In a recent curious revelation, it seems that it was not just the Old Testament that foretold the great salvation of sinful humanity through the blood of God's Son, Christ.
According to the Old and New Testaments, Jesus Christ, a central figure in Christian teaching, was born in the fourth year, and was crucified by order of the Roman mayor Pontius Pilate at age 33, around the year 37, before being resurrected three days later. However, a new discovery could have inspired the iconic biblical story.
It is the Gabriel Stone, a tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew text that has been revealed to contain first-person written prophecy, including what appears to be about the resurrection. The board was found near the Dead Sea.
To clarify the timing and certain details of the event, Bible researcher Simcha Jacobovici ventured and traveled to the site of the rock during Amazon Prime's "Decoding the Ancients" series, according noted by the British tabloid Express.
As the narrator says, "Simcha has already uncovered many of the secrets of stone," adding that quirks such as the style of calligraphy, archeology, as well as "the way the stone appeared in the antique market" point to Pereia as the place of origin. of the stone.
Simcha would have deciphered what was written on the stone dating back to the period before Christ. The inscription told the story of a rebel named Simon who came from this region and was regarded by his colleagues as a Messiah.
"The controversy centers around one mentioned in stone, which has no meaning for anyone except a Bible scholar," the series states.
The word is "domin," which means "dung," but scholar Israel Knohl notes that biblical references to "domin" can also mean "rotting flesh."
The point is that Simon of Pereia was an ancient slave of Herod the Great, who rebelled and was killed by the Romans between 4 BC and 14 AD, being beheaded and pushed into a ravine in Pereia as a sign of the greatest disdain.
"In Jesus' day, the story written in the stone seemed to fit Simon and no one else," Knohl continues, implying that Simon was the prototype of Jesus.
Knohi translated the line 80 of the inscription as "in three days, I live I Gabriel command you," a kind of instruction to Simon of Pereia to be resurrected in three days, just as Jesus supposedly did.
"Then from the most serious crisis comes a new idea, the idea that the death of the Messiah was an essential part of the salvation process," said the scholar, arguing that the story could have been known to Jesus, who employed the idea. in his "messianic activity".
In any case, whether or not it contains the resurrection prophecy with the word "live," the faint inscription nevertheless raises questions in the scientific community.