Professor, author and researcher Dr. Ken Hanson returned to discuss the new stone tablet unearthed near the Dead Sea, which contains prophecies about the Messiah as well as revelations from the Angel Gabriel. He's been studying the 3-ft. tablet, known as the 'Gabriel Revelation,' for the last year. Containing 87 lines of Hebrew, the ink is inscribed directly into the stone, which prevents it from being carbon dated, he explained, noting that it's possible the artifact is a forgery.
But Hanson said he's come to believe the tablet is genuine. Thought to be made in the decade before Jesus' birth, it speaks of a messianic figure who will rise from the dead after three days. "The implications are overwhelming," he said, in that the resurrection of a messiah could be part of Jewish tradition.The ancient Judeans known as the Essenes believed in the coming of two messiahs-- one from the priestly branch, the other from the lineage of King David, Hanson pointed out.
He also touched on such topics as Kabbalah and the Book of Revelation. Kabbalah, the mystical side of Judaism, has an energy and power to it beyond just rote tradition, he said. Regarding the Book of Revelation, many of its 'end time' prophecies could apply to the time it was written in, as well as to other historical periods such as our current one, he commented.
First hour guest, trends researcher Gerald Celente noted that he'd earlier warned of failing banks, and now we are starting to see that take place. He recommended keeping half of your money in euros through an Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). Saber rattling in connection with Iran is being used to divert attention away from the dire economic situation, he added.
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