Earliest Known Stone Inscription Of The Ten Commandments Up For Sale (Photos)
The earliest known stone inscription of the Ten Commandments has been put up for sale in an auction in California, USA. According to ABC news the 2 feet by 2 feet, 90Kgs white marble tablet dates back to the 4th century AD with the commandments written in an early Hebrew script called Samaritan.
The opening for the stone tablet is $250,000, however the eventual buyer must display it in public according to an agreement the United States had with Israel since it is a ‘national treasure’
“The tablet’s significance is testament to the deep roots and enduring power of the Commandments that still form the basis of three of the world’s great religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam,” says David Michaels, director of ancient coins for Heritage Auctions, who will be conducting the sale.