No less unique is the text – the whole book is written in the Assyrian language (this is an ancient dialect of Aramaic). But the main thing is that this book contains the Gospel of Barnabas, one of the disciples of Christ, who traveled with the Apostle Paul.
The results of the study showed that her age is 1500-2000 years. That is, this book could well have been written in the time of Jesus Christ. Now, the ancient Bible is kept in the Ethnographic Museum of Ankara.
Despite a very mysterious origin, this version of the Bible caused a real storm in the Vatican, because the direct text refutes what the church teaches. In the version of Barnabas, there are at least five inconsistencies in the text of the Bible, voted at the Council of Nicaea. First, it is claimed that Jesus was not the Son of God, but was a prophet. But Paul generally is presented as an impostor. In addition, the text states that Jesus ascended to heaven alive and was not crucified. And his place on the cross was taken by Judas Iscariot.
Surprisingly, the Vatican officially recognizes the fact that in 325 the Gospel was voted on and some of them were not censored. Perhaps, among the “unapproved” was the Gospel of Barnabas, the text of which was found in Turkey.
The cost of this Bible by preliminary assessment is at least $ 28 million.
The Bible, which is 1500 years old, claims that Jesus was not crucified.
The Bible, written more than 1500 years ago, was discovered in Turkey. The book causes anxiety in the Vatican, because it contains the Gospel of Barnabas, who was one of the disciples of Christ, and traveled with the apostle Paul.
The ancient manuscript was “re-discovered” in the repository of the Ankara Chamber of Justice. Now he will be transferred to the Ethnographic Museum of Ankara. On the thin leather pages of the manuscript there are inscriptions made in gold letters in the Assyrian language, which is a dialect of the Aramaic.
This list of the Old Testament was with the Turkish authorities after in 2000 the relic was seized from the smugglers during the operation on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. The gang was charged with smuggling antiques, conducting illegal excavations and storing explosives. During the hearing, it became known that the age of the book is 1500-2000 years.
The Turkish authorities recognized the found Bible as a cultural property, giving it the status of museum value, and now, after twelve years of waiting, the find was guarded under the protection of the police by the Ethnographic Museum in Ankara.
Experts disagree about the origin of the manuscript and its authenticity. There are other aspects that are of concern to specialists: the availability of copies of the find, and whether they are exported outside of Turkey.
The religious authorities in Tehran insist that it follows from the text that Jesus was not crucified, was not the Son of God, but he was a prophet, and Paul was an “impostor”. The book also says that Jesus ascended to heaven alive, without being crucified, and Judas Iscariot was crucified in his place.
The text also predicts the arrival of the last Islamic messiah – something that has not yet happened.
The Vatican expressed concern about the find, and asked the Turkish authorities with the Catholic experts to evaluate the content of the book. It is believed that the Catholic Church at the Council of Nicaea, censored the Gospels, which are part of the Bible, removing some, possibly including the Gospel of Barnabas.
A copy of the ancient manuscript is estimated at 40 million Turkish liras (28 million dollars).
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This post was written by Nadia Vella