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A three-foot high tablet romantically dubbed "Gabriel's Revelation" could challenge the uniqueness of the idea of the Christian resurrection. The tablet appears to date authentically to the years just before the birth of Jesus and yet — at least according to one Israeli scholar — announces the raising of a Messiah after three days in the grave. If true, this could mean that Jesus' followers had access to a well-established paradigm when they decreed that Christ himself rose on the third day — and it might even hint that they they could have applied it in their grief after their master was crucified. However, such a contentious reading of the 87-line table depends on creative interpretation of a smudged passage, making it the latest entry in the woulda/coulda/shoulda category of possible New Testament artifacts; useful to prove less spectacular points and to stir discussion on the big ones, but probably not to settle them, nor shake anyone's faith.
Originally posted by d11_m_na_c05
I love that everyone claims "It was foretold" "There was prophecy" "We knew about this"
What happened to this race of psychics ?
These people that could tell the future? Why wasn't john titor worshiped right off the bat?
I mean why am i supposed to believe that ? Why would others?
I still say the bible is 88% plagiarized. This is just more wood for the fire .
If i was part of the culture that really had a hand in these "fairy tales"
I would be suing Christianity to bits.
I think its amazing that the story of our sun and solar cycles . Could get twisted into a control tool .
Sorry to rant.
[edit on 7-7-2008 by d11_m_na_c05]
Why do people believe in this?