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Turkish authorities have confirmed that an ancient bible thought to be 1,500 years old is being kept safe after being seized from a gang of smugglers.
The document is in Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ, written in gold Syriac characters on leather pages loosely bound together with string.
Some media reports also said the copy of Bible in Ankara may be a copy of the much-debated Gospel of Barnabas, which Muslims claim is an original gospel that was later suppressed; the oldest copies of this gospel date back to the 16th century and are written in Italian and Spanish. However, the Gospel of Barnabas is not included in the four gospels that currently comprise the canonical New Testament -- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Gospel of Barnabas contradicts the canonical New Testament account of Jesus and his ministry but has strong parallels with the Islamic view of Jesus. Much of its content and themes parallel Islamic ideas, and it includes a prediction by Jesus of the Prophet
What if goes against everything they believe? BREAKING NEWS....Fire at the vatican destroys hundreds of ancient books, including bible on loan from Turkey.
The Vatican is already requesting to examine it ....
Originally posted by ColCurious
reply to post by mars1
why is it a big deal from the religious point of view?
It's still 500 years too young to be considered as a historically accurate reference to anything within the christian mythology anyways.
What if goes against everything they believe? BREAKING NEWS....Fire at the vatican destroys hundreds of ancient books, including bible on loan from Turkey
Originally posted by mars1
Something don't sit right with me about this.
For one they have had this for twelve years taken from smugglers so who did they smuggle it from.
And if they had it that long how come we only hear about it now.
If they know its a bible they must know what it says in it they have had it long enough.
And still only one link to this one would have thought it would get more attention what gives.
Originally posted by hanyak69
reply to post by jordanfutchy
you can always read the book of Enoch. Which is very interesting, and has several references from the New testament. It fills in the blanks. It was taken from the Bible due to the Jews not liking its prophecies, however it does touch on some out of this world topics.
like the mating of angels and humans, crystal structures in the earth where these angels are kept.
You can find the book online.