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[*] Post 341394 posted on 6-7-2008 at 00:59 Reply With Quote
"Gabriel's Revelation" Stone: Messiah to rise after 3 days



Here is a link.

To me, the most exciting part is the extra-Biblical testimony, dating from before Jesus' birth, that the Messiah was to die and then rise again after three days. That is exactly what Jesus did, as the writers of the Gospels testified. If Mr. Knohl's version of the text and translation stand, it demolishes any view that the Christians made up the idea of a resurrection after three days.
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Here is a link to a reaction to the Times article. Part of it says:
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If you read the article you will discover that one eclectic Jewish scholar is now suggesting that the Christians got the idea from this stone or its source, and then predicated the idea of Jesus. It would be just as simple to argue that Jesus knew of this idea, and predicated of himself. What this stone then would show is that there was in early Judaism some concept of a suffering messiah whom God might vindicate by resurrection before the time of Jesus.

This is not entirely surprising in view of Isaiah 53 in any case. But the real implication of this for Jesus' studies should not be missed. Most radical Jesus scholars have argued that the passion and resurrection predictions by Jesus found in the Gospels were not actually made by Jesus--they reflect the later notions and theologizing of the Evangelists.

But now, if this stone is genuine there is no reason to argue this way. One can show that Jesus, just as well as the author of this stone, could have spoken about a dying and rising messiah. There is in any case a reference to a messiah who dies in the late first century A.D. document called 4 Ezra.
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