For one of the first articles and a photo of the badly worn inscription, see Biblical Archaeology Review Jan/Feb 2008, pp. 60-61 by the author herself (Ada Yardeni).
See also here:
Jack Kilmon wrote:----- Original Message -----From: JovialSent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 8:56 PMSubject: [textualcriticism] Ancient textThere's an article at http://www.cathnews .com/article. aspx?aeid= 8005 about an ancient tablet that discusses the Resurection, possibly before it happened. Does anyone here know of where a photocopy of it can be found? Anyone heard anything?Thanks,Joe Vielhttp://www.nfc. co.il/uploadFile s/13824099302291 9.pdf (Cathedra article - Hebrew)
http://www.nfc. co.il/uploadFile s/84832400083541 9.pdf (Drawing /
Transcription - Hebrew)I posted elsewhere:I don't see anything in lines 19-21 or 79-81 (where three days are
mentioned) that imply anything about a Messiah.
Line 19.... l$l$t ymyn td(..."In THREE DAYS you will know.....ky amar..HE
(God) said, 20. yhwh elohym cb)wt )lhy y$r)l...Yahweh Lord of Hosts, Lord of
Israel...n$br hr( ....broke the evil..21...mlpny hctq..before justice..."
Line 33....[....] (l ...[ ]$lm..."protection? of Jerusalem" .....$lw$h
bgdlwt...."THREE with the greatness of..."
Line 54....[...]$ l$t ymyn (in?) THREE days... zh $)m....[.... ..] hw)..this
is (that, there?) which....he. ..
Line 75...$lw$h rw(yn yc)w ly$r)l "THREE Shepherds went out to Israel....."
Line 79.....mlpnyk $lw$h h)[t or r?]wt $lw$h "in front of you THREE (signs?
Line 80...l$lw$t ymyn x[....] )ny gbry)l...... . "in THREE DAYS......I
Line 83... ly mn $lw$h hqtl $lqxty )ny gbri)l...... ."to me, out of THREE,
the small one, whom I took, I Gabriel.."
This is about the angel Gabriel, not a messiah. THREE angels, THREE
shepherds, THREE prophets, THREE days, three signs or lights (I lean toward
"lights"). I think the lacuna at the end of line 79 is "angels."
This, like the DSS, is an Enochian milieu and 1 Enoch 20 gives a list of 7
archangels (Sariel, Gabriel, Remiel, Uriel, Raphael, Raguel and Michael) and
1 Enoch 9 lists 4 ( Michael, Sariel, Raphael and Gabriel) see lines 30, 31.
This inscription is about the superiority of Gabriel who is the "Prince of
Princes (found?) in the narrowest holes" of line 81.
It is about Gabriel, not a Messiah.Jack