Turkey’s 1500-Year-Old, $28M Bible Linked to Gospel of Barnabas?

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By Clara Morris , Christian Post Contributor

February 23, 2012|3:05 pm

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The Vatican has made an official request to gain access to a 1500-year-old Bible worth $28 million currently held by the Turkish government in Ankara, Turkey. There is speculation that the Bible may be a copy of the Gospel of Barnabas – a telling of Jesus’ ministry Muslims believe is part of the original Gospels.

Photocopies of the holy book’s pages are reportedly worth about $1.7 million, but the relic isn’t so extremely valuable just because of its age, but also because of its construction and its contents. The Bible is handwritten in gold lettering on loosely strung together animal hide and written in Syriac. Syriac is a dialect of Aramic – Jesus’ native language. Aramaic itself is rarely present in today’s society, as it is now only spoken in a small village near Damascus.

There is some speculation that this Bible is a copy of the Gospel of Barnabas – a Gospel version Muslims believe is part of the original Gospels. The Gospel of Barnabas is not included in the New Testament along side Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, and in fact Barnabas opposes the New Testament and rather has clear similarities to the Muslim interpretation of Jesus. Barnabas even contains a story in which Jesus predicts the coming of Prophet Muhammad. Muslims believe this original gospel has been suppressed.

However, theology professor Ömer Faruk Harman told Today Zaman, “Muslims may be disappointed to see that this copy does not include things they would like to see and it might have no relation with the content of the Gospel of Barnabas.”

The Turkish government gained possession of the Bible back in 2000 when they caught a band of thieves and smugglers cutting through Turkey with the bible as well as other antiques, illegal excavations, and explosives.

The tome has been kept at the courthouse until recently, and is set to make its way, under heavy security, to Turkey’s Ankara Ethnography Museum. But before it settles there the Vatican is hoping to get a chance to study and investigate the extremely valuable Bible.

via Turkey’s 1500-Year-Old, $28M Bible Linked to Gospel of Barnabas?, Christian News.

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7 responses to “Turkey’s 1500-Year-Old, $28M Bible Linked to Gospel of Barnabas?”

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    I think someone is crazy yo believe this

  3. If you lay on a stone I am there if lay in a tree I am there kf you lay on your clothes naked i am there

  4. David Walker Avatar
    David Walker

    Another deceptive story to prepare many for the great deception that is coming in these last days we live in that the HOLY BIBLE speaks of.

  5. Edgar Leon Avatar
    Edgar Leon

    It seems that some scammers need to pay a $28M debt n increase Muslims followers LOL / God please have mercy n open their eyes which ur HS

  6. Tammy Avatar

    Thee holymother of thee war going on right now and have jeasus and God’s there father’s children and need help I m not getting married to people or public the Muhammad s family married to God but my body and family it’s like his just put us together I’m certain in s holyorder I’m God’s daughter of Christ and Mark the Quran and oown this war held buy yradors I think you should meet Mei need help tourturef and everyone is commiting geniocide the mutalations continue and really wants to kill jeasus and my son is in order likeness to time numbers ect

  7. Whichever gospel that claims Jesus was not crucified is not true and can only come from the Hell itself

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