In this 1,500-yr-old Bible, Jesus predicts coming of Prophet

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    A recently re-discovered secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican.

    Pope Benedict XVI is said to want to see the 1,500-year-old book, which many say is the Gospel of Barnabas, that has been hidden by the Turkish state for the last 12 years.

    The 14 million pounds handwritten gold lettered tome, penned in Jesus' native Aramaic language, is said to contain his early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet's coming, the Daily Mail reported.

    The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by the Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation in 2000. It was closely guarded until 2010, when it was finally handed over to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, and will soon be put back on public display following a minor restoration.

    A photocopy of a single page from the handwritten ancient manuscript is thought to be worth 1.5 million pounds.

    Turkish culture and tourism minister Ertugrul Gunay said the book could be an authentic version of the Gospel, which was suppressed by the Christian church for its strong parallels with the Islamic view of Jesus.

    He also said the Vatican had made an official request to see the scripture -- a controversial text which Muslims claim is an addition to the original gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.

    Despite the interest in the newly re-discovered book, some believe it is a fake and only dates back to the 16th century. The oldest copies of the book date back to that time, and are written in Spanish and Italian.

    Protestant pastor Ihsan Ozbek said it was unlikely to be authentic. This is because St Barnabas lived in the first century and was one of the Apostles of Jesus, in contrast to this version that is said to come from the fifth or sixth century.

    He told the Today Zaman newspaper, "The copy in Ankara might have been written by one of the followers of St Barnabas. Since there is around 500 years in between St Barnabas and the writing of the Bible copy, Muslims may be disappointed to see that this copy does not include things they would like to see."

    "It might have no relation with the content of the Gospel of Barnabas," Ozbek added.

    Theology professor Omer Faruk Harman said a scientific scan of the bible may be the only way to reveal how old it really is.

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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    This is silly, another show peace to prove Islams claims.
     
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    Is the article true....i did receive a mail forward...however did not read it....
     
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    Is 1500 years old proved by cardon dating and Cesium dating..?
     
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    I have a doubt, a rather geniune one. If bible is given to man from god, then there should be uniformity right? So why does this bible gives a prediction of coming of prophet muhammed while the others dont.


    Now what does that imply:evil::noidea:
     
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    Actually,they can. For archaeological purposes, carbon dating is more than enough (unless you are into physical anthropology).

    Radiocarbon_dating


     
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    Some body please answer my question?????
     
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    what didn't I close this thread yday ?
     
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