MessageToEagle.com - Apocalyptic text is inscribed with ink in Hebrew over a large stone. It's the
Gabriel Revelation - first published in 2007.
It was discovered around the year 2000 in Jordan near the eastern shore of the Dead Sea.
The so-called Gabriel Stone is authentic and very important for understanding the true roots
of Jesus Christ's messianic conception.
Now, this priceless and unique 2,000-year-old stone artifact is displayed at exhibition opened in Jerusalem.
Gabriel Stone traces depictions of the Archangel Gabriel in Jewish, Christian and Islamic sacred
writings scriptures and his role in the three monotheistic faiths as a messenger to humans from God.
The stone is cut on one side, along which two columns - 16 cm wide and about 75 cm in height - are covered with text.
The columns are separated by a gap approximately 3.5 cm wide.
The inscription is composed of
47 horizontal lines and four vertical lines fixing the columns' borders.
The text contain of 87 lines of which 44 are in the right-hand column and 43 in the left-hand column.
The last two lines of the left-hand column are much shorter than the rest, and their ending is marked by
It's uncertain if the text begins with the first line of the right-hand column.
Was it preceded by text that is now lost?
Credits: Israel Museum
Or perhaps the whole composition was comprised of an additional stone or even more stones.
However, archaeologists didn't find traces of any binding substance (like for example cement) on it.
The Hebrew text is written in the first person that identifies himself three times in the first-person:
"I am Gabriel". He converses with a human figure – a visionary or prophet – to whom he,
Gabriel, is apparently communicating a vision.
The text - very prophetic and apocalyptic - also expresses anxiety over the fate of Jerusalem and reflects
the crucial role of angels as intermediaries.
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It's an attack on Jerusalem and the hope that God will see to the city's
deliverance for the sake of his servant David, perhaps referring to the Messiah of Davidic descent.
The Gabriel Revelation stone is the first example of the angel's name appearing
in ink on stone, although earlier mentions of his name are found in the Dead Sea scrolls, according to
Adolfo Roitman, curator of the "I am Gabriel" exhibit at the Israel Museum, which will run until
At the same time, museum director James Snyder said that "the Gabriel Revelation stone is, in a way,
like a Dead Sea scroll written on stone and it's unique in that respect."
Controversy over the exact nature of the stone's text remains.
The second or even several "Gabriel Stone" fragments may still be out there, waiting to be discovered.
“I Am Gabriel”: A Scroll in Stone from the Time of Herod. Credits: Israel Museum
Based on analysis of linguistic patterns and the shape of the script of
The Gabriel Revelation stone, it was written towards the end of the
first century BC, which means around the time of Jesus Christ's birth.
Thus, the inscription is a pre-Christian text.
The first part of the sacred inscription has the apocalyptic character; it's about the
ultimate destiny of mankind and the world; vanquishing of the Antichrist and its forces of
The second part focuses on death and resurrection. The text refers to three leaders -
shepherds - sent by God to His people, who were killed in battle.
Interesting are the words in the last part of the inscription. These words are the words
of the Archangel Gabriel who orders his mysterious and unknown interlocutor - to
return to life after three days and says:
"By three days, live."
The Gabriel's order written in the 80th line of the inscription, is followed by the further line
that states that a leader - a "prince of the princes" - was put to death, and his corpse
turned to dung among the rocky crevices.
Researchers have long debated: who is the man resurrected by Archangel Gabriel?