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from the New York Times
A three-foot-tall tablet with 87 lines of Hebrew that scholars believe dates from the decades just before the birth of Jesus is causing a quiet stir in biblical and archaeological circles, especially because it may speak of a messiah who will rise from the dead after three days.
Some of the scholars interviewed for this article believe that this discovery will be a challenge to Christians. My personal feeling is that most folks in the pews don't even here about such things. How does the idea that there was already a tradition of a Messiah being murdered and rising from the dead after three days before the time of Jesus affect your faith and your beliefs?