Dating the book of ezekiel
Oddly, its back side contained an ancient lettering which had been deliberately hidden, facing the wall.
Other tiles were removed and similar inscriptions were found on their back sides as well.
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The tiles’ authenticity is also open to question because the time and location of the find, as well as its chain of custody, are not as well documented as scholars now demand for wider acceptance.The entire set of Ezekiel plates were then taken to Lebanon, where decades later a Christian Arab widow, on the advice of her priest, wanted to place them in Jewish hands before she moved to France.She sold them for a mere two pounds sterling to businessman David Hacohen in 1947.Yet they have still lived in relative obscurity, drawing few crowds and even less scholarly attention.That may be about to change, however, if the tests date them back around the first century.