"Dr. Timothy Gray, a professor of Biblical Studies at the Augustine Institute in Denver, told CNA that the news of the tablet was “very fascinating,” saying “everything seems to point to its authenticity.”
He said the text seems to draw heavily upon the Book of Daniel. Scholars know from the work of Josephus that many Jews immediately before and during the time of Jesus focused on the Book of Daniel because of his prophecies related to a messiah coming to usher in a Kingdom of God.
“A focal point of Jesus’ teaching was the kingdom of God, and Jesus makes many allusions to Daniel. That really seems to cohere with this view of Jesus.”
Gray said that Jewish expectation of a dying messiah is shown in Daniel’s prophecies, noting that Daniel chapter 9 talks about how an anointed messiah will be cut off and killed.
According to Gray, a standard view of modern biblical scholarship holds that the sayings of Jesus in the Gospels where He predicts His Passion and His death cannot be authentic because, scholars believe, most Jews had no expectation of a suffering messiah. Such scholars attributed these words of Jesus to later additions made by the early Church.
Knohl’s minority contention that there were Jewish ideas of a suffering messiah before Jesus, Gray said, is echoed in the work of Catholic biblical scholar Brant Pitre."
“Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off, and shall have nothing; and the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. His [or "its"] end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war; desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week; and for half of the week he shall cause sacrifice and offering to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”
"Despite the difficulties of interpretation surrounding this admittedly dense text, it is clearly a description of a final period of tribulation that is characterized by at last three important elements. First, the text explicitly asserts that during the last days before the "end" (קץ) an "anointed one" or "messiah" (משׁיח) shall rise up during this troubled time and be killed or "cut off" (כרת) (Dan 9:26). [Whether the text refers to one or two messiahs is irrelevant for our purposes; if there are two envisioned (something I doubt), at least one of them - the latter - comes before the end and is killed.] Thus, at least for Daniel, the eschatological tribulation is quite explicitly messianic: i.e., it is a period during which the Messiah - a royal eschatological figure, a "prince" (נגיד) - will come and be killed." (Jesus, the Tribulation and the End of the Exile, 56-7).