“JERUSALEM, Israel — Gabriel is one of the Bible’s best known angels. This is an archaeological discovery quoting Gabriel that’s considered the most important find of its kind since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
It’s called the “Revelation of Gabriel.” And is written on stone, proclaiming three times, “I am Gabriel” just as Gabriel told Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist, in the first chapter of Luke’s Gospel.
According to Israel Museum curator Adolfo Roitman, ”So to the best of my knowledge these are the only two instances in ancient Jewish and Christian literature that you have such an expression, ‘I am Gabriel,’”
Some scholars consider the tablet a Dead Sea Scroll on stone. It’s written in two columns, in ink, and the style of writing, the script, is the same as the Dead Sea Scrolls themselves.
Roitman says experts believe it to be authentic.”
But, it doesn’t end there. Although this discovery was made several years ago, this stone to this day has caused quite a bit of controversy as an Israeli Bible scholar attempted to theorize one of the messages. Here is what the Daily Mail had to say, keeping in mind they do not accept the real Jesus Christ. Personally, I feel this message could have been prophesying the resurrection of the one and only Christ Jesus:
The Gabriel Stone made a splash in 2008 when Israeli Bible scholar Israel Knohl offered a daring theory that the stone’s faded writing would revolutionize the understanding of early Christianity, claiming it included a concept of messianic resurrection that predated Jesus.
He based his theory on one hazy line, translating it as ‘in three days you shall live.’
His interpretation caused a storm in the world of Bible studies, with scholars convening at an international conference the following year to debate readings of the text, and a National Geographic documentary crew featuring his theory.
An American team of experts using high resolution scanning technologies tried – but failed – to detect more of the faded writing.
Knohl, a professor of Bible at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, eventually scaled back from his original bombshell theory but the fierce scholarly debate he sparked continued to reverberate across the academic world, bringing international attention to the stone.
As a Christian, if this stone is indeed the real deal as they believe it is, I think it’s absolutely amazing that it predicts the resurrection of Christ.
Professor Israel Knohl also said he believes a second “Gabriel Stone” fragment is still out there, waiting to be discovered.
The “Gabriel Stone,” a three foot tall tablet found 13 years ago in Jordan by Bedouin tribesmen, dates back to the time of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Second Temple period. It was put on display in Jerusalem’s highly regarded Israel Museum, reigniting controversy over the precious artefact among rival scholars.
Prof Knohl has been at the centre of the controversy ever since 2008, when he deciphered a crucial line overlooked by other academics where God calls upon his “son” to “come back to life” – an indication of clear Messianic overtones.
Prof Knohl explained, “It is very much possible that the text was written on two stones, especially since the language includes references to a New Testament or Covenant. It could be that it was made in tablet form to imitate the idea of the two tablets of the Ten Commandments given to Moses at Mount Sinai.”
Prof Knohl says the telltale sign of an additional piece is revealed in the fact that there is a clear break in the upper-right corner of the stone.”
And if this find wasn’t enough, a satellite image has revealed the name of God written over Israel. (Also included in above feature video)
The Bible declares that God has indeed put His name in Israel, and specifies the location.
2 Chronicles 6:6 states, “But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.”
And, in Jeremiah 7:12, “But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I set my name at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel.”
Suprisingly, that is exactly where they found His name written! See the photos below as well as the video presentation in the link above!