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The marble tablet measures 24 by 15 inches, with the koine Greek inscription appearing in fourteen lines.
The Nazareth Inscription or Nazareth decree is a marble tablet inscribed in Greek with an edict from an unnamed Caesar ordering capital punishment for anyone caught disturbing graves or tombs. It is dated on the basis of epigraphy to the first half of the 1st century AD.
The text is read by scholars in the context of Roman law pertaining to exhumation and reburial, mentioned also by Pliny the Younger. (Pliny the Younger was a lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome. Pliny the Younger wrote hundreds of letters, of which 247 survive and are of great historical value. Some are addressed to reigning emperors or to notables such as the historian Tacitus. Pliny served as an imperial magistrate under the Roman Emperor Trajan (reigned 98–117), and his letters to Trajan provide one of the few surviving records of the relationship between the imperial office and provincial governors.
Although the text contains no reference to Jesus of Nazareth, it has been of interest to some authors for its indirect relationship to the historical record of unusual circumstances surrounding the death and burial of Jesus.
Edict of Caesar
It is my decision [concerning] graves and tombs—whoever has made them for the religious observances of parents, or children, or household members—that these remain undisturbed forever. But if anyone legally charges that another person has destroyed, or has in any manner extracted those who have been buried, or has moved with wicked intent those who have been buried to other places, committing a crime against them, or has moved sepulcher-sealing stones, against such a person, I order that a judicial tribunal be created, just as [is done] concerning the gods in human religious observances, even more so will it be obligatory to treat with honor those who have been entombed. You are absolutely not to allow anyone to move [those who have been entombed]. But if [someone does], I wish that [violator] to suffer capital punishment under the title of tomb-breaker.
What comes to mind when you think of the Book of Revelation? End time prophecies? Books and conversations about signs of the times? Sermons calling people to be ready for the coming of the Lord? While the Book of Revelation touches on these topics, it's easy to overlook the true focus of the Book: the Revelation of Jesus Christ. Much of Scripture reveals at least glimpses of Jesus before His birth or during His ministry, or talks about His teachings. But Revelation focuses especially on Jesus sine the Resurrection. As a result, Revelation gives important insight into how we should view and respond to Him.
This unit begins by looking at the account of the glorified Christ being revealed to John. You'll explore the background and historical setting of the vision as well as the glory of the resurrected Christ that John experienced.
From there, you'll study two lessons that explore Christ's letters to the seven churches of Asia Minor. This offers an amazing glimpse into how Jesus communicated to His Church then, and continues to communicate today - including communications, rebukes, direction, and promises.
The final three lessons are directed toward study of Christ as the Lamb, the Victor, and eternally reigning King. As Lamb, you'll discover how His sacrificial death not only paid the way of salvation, and also highlighted His worthiness to receive worship from all of Creation. And this Lamb is also Victor, One who wields unequaled power as a Warrior. Finally, Jesus is the eternal King who will provide a new heaven and earth. Therefore, preparations must be made. He is coming soon!
As you study, keep these principles in mind:
*Though Revelation speaks much about the future, the principles it teaches
are timeless and should inspire response today.
*Take note of the Old Testament references in this unit. They show the
connectivity of the Bible's final book to God's plan throughout human
*Keep in mind that while Jesus' kingdom may be yet coming, it should now be
in your heart and affecting your life.
*While the dramatic parts of John's vision may be intriguing and worthy of
some discussion, be careful not to let these details distract you from the
true center of the Book of Revelation: Jesus.
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