Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Oldest Messianic Jewish Symbols
If you like archeaology finds, you'll like this.I found these precious artifacts at ReligioPoliticalTalk,and according to the blog author, are among the oldest messianic symbols today.
These artifacts are believed to be from the 1st Century baptismal of James the Just and the Apostles. They were found on Mount Zion, Jerusalem.
James was the brother of Jesus, and is described as the leader of the first Nazarene Messianic church.
"In 1963, a small ceremonial silver thin plate was found in the Judean Desert near Jerusalem that dated back to the first Century. A Catholic priest and archaeologist named Emanuel Testa deciphered the Aramaic text of this artifact, the first line of which reads: "For the Oil of the Spirit."
Testa was amazed to find that the text was nearly identical to James 5:14-16. More at link.