(FoxNews) – The earliest known stone inscription of the 10 Commandments
is available to the highest bidder on Nov. 16, but don’t dust off your mantle
at home just yet: this relic has to be shown off in public.
The stone is presented by Heritage Auctions in the properties of the Living
Torah Museum Auction, and will be auctioned in Beverly Hills, California. It
is believed to have been carved sometime between 300 and 500 CE, and
is assumed to be from a synagogue that was either destroyed by Romans
between 400 and 600 CE or by 11th-century crusaders.
It is described as a square, white marble slab, weighing roughly 115 lbs.
and inscribed with 20 lines of text. Each line contains between 11 and
15 characters of Paleo-Hebrew, or Samaritan, dialect.