A DEAD SEA SCROLL IN STONE. The text is written in two columns of ink and dates to the late first century B.C.E or the first century C.E. much like the Dead Sea Scrolls. The stone itself measures 3 feet long. Although some of the words are difficult to read, the text, known as “Gabriel’s Revelation,” is clearly apocalyptic in nature. As author Israel Knohl discusses, references in the text reflect the Jewish roots of early Christian messianism.