The book, Messiahs and Resurrection in the Gabriel Revelation, discussing the implications of the recent discovery of an early 1st century BCE tablet that speaks of a Jesus-like resurrected Messiah BEFORE Jesus, is written by a prominent Israeli biblical scholar, Israel Knohl, and when it is published in April it is going to be a very big deal.
I noticed that the book can be pre-ordered (for $24.95) from Amazon.com here, and that the hardcover version, which also won’t be out until April, is over $80 dollars.
In other words, this book is going to be hot, and perhaps hard to get.
The product description at Amazon runs as follows:
This work offers an exploration of the formation of the conception of ‘catastrophic messianism’ in the Gabriel Revelation. It features the first discussion of the recently discovered text “The Gabriel Revelation” – an apocalyptic text written on stone at the turn of the Common Era. This tablet provides revolutionary paths to the understanding of the historical Jesus and the birth of Christianity. It explores the formation of the conception of ‘catastrophic messianism’ in the Gabriel Revelation. According to this conception, the death of a messianic leader and his resurrection by the angel Gabriel after three days is an essential part of the redemptive process. This conception is a new key which enables us for the first time to understand the messianic vision of the historical Jesus. This important and fascinating book will thus shed new and revolutionary light on our basic view of Christianity.