Saturday, July 5, 2008

1st cent BCE tablet: Messiah to rise in three days!

So now as if to help us out with current discussions regarding how much extra-biblical data should inform our doctrine of scripture, there has been a discovery (or at least just now publicized) of a tablet that contains 87 lines in Hebrew that speaks of a Messiah-figure who will rise from the dead in three days:

Ada Yardeni calls it "a Dead Sea Scroll on stone."