1,500-Year-Old Ten Commandments Stone to be Auctioned in Dallas
We know it's not the original, but this stone found in Israel 100 years ago is certain to attract attention when it is auctioned off in Dallas in November for what is inscribed on it.
Written on the stone tablet in the Samaritan language is the Ten Commandments. According to the article in the Jerusalem Post, the stone was acquired by the living Torah museum in Brooklyn. The rabbi in charge says they are selling this tablet so the museum can continue its mission centered around God's word. The opening bid is $250,000.
Regardless of the age and authenticity of the tablet – and no one is pretending it came down from Mount Sinai – it's the inscription which is a testament to the Commandments place at the center of Judeo Christian life for centuries.