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Turkish Authorities Claim to Have Seized Early Biblical Text

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Turkish media outlets report that Turkey is in possession of a 1,500-year-old Biblical text that was seized by police in 2000 during a raid on a smuggling operation. The text, which is written in Syriac on bounded leather sheets, is currently being held and studied by the Ankara Ethnography Museum, and some reports claim that the Vatican has also submitted an official request to examine the manuscript. While there are few details on the book’s contents, some reports indicate that it may be a copy of the apocryphal Gospel of Barnabas.

Turkish media outlets report that Turkey is in possession of a 1,500-year-old Biblical text that was seized by police in 2000 during a raid on a smuggling operation.


5 Responses

  1. 2 General Responses to “1500 Year Old Bible” in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara. | Random Thoughts. Christian Walk. says:

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  2. Luke Montgomery says:

    Today, Turkey blocked access to my site, the same day that the Kindle version of the novel A Deceit To Die For, which deals with the Gospel of Barnabas conspiracy, became available. Blocking the site before the book has even been released seems to suggest that somebody doesn’t want Turks to read about it. It’s sad, but with the Islamist AKP in charge and dozens of journalists languishing in prison, it is not surprising. I spent five years researching the G.O.B., traveled to Vienna, where the only complete copy of the Gospel of Barnabas is found, and read everything I could get my hands on to make the history in the novel as accurate as possible. Must have gotten too close to the truth.

  3. Robert Feather says:

    Re: A History of Horses. I find it very stange that whilst the author concentrates on horses, she says charioteering was central to the use of hoses. Yet there is almost nothing about chariots or evidence for them in her writings. Robert Feather < London

  4. Luke Montgomery says:

    An explosive and courageous novel – a first of its kind – addresses this very issue and the Muslim, especially Turkish, obsession with the Gospel of Barnabas. If you’re looking for a good read, this meticulously researched book by Islamic expert Luke Montgomery will keep you on the edge of your seat. A Deceit To Die For will be available on Kindle this week. Don’t miss it. http://www.lukemontgomery.net

  5. Lindert Laven says:

    If it is indeed a copy of the Gospel of Barnabas and 15 centuries old (which I highly doubt), then this would be huge news, as that ‘gospel’ is thought to be of from the 14th century or later and contains many Islamic concepts, including mentions of Muhammad.

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5 Responses

  1. 2 General Responses to “1500 Year Old Bible” in the Ethnography Museum of Ankara. | Random Thoughts. Christian Walk. says:

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  2. Luke Montgomery says:

    Today, Turkey blocked access to my site, the same day that the Kindle version of the novel A Deceit To Die For, which deals with the Gospel of Barnabas conspiracy, became available. Blocking the site before the book has even been released seems to suggest that somebody doesn’t want Turks to read about it. It’s sad, but with the Islamist AKP in charge and dozens of journalists languishing in prison, it is not surprising. I spent five years researching the G.O.B., traveled to Vienna, where the only complete copy of the Gospel of Barnabas is found, and read everything I could get my hands on to make the history in the novel as accurate as possible. Must have gotten too close to the truth.

  3. Robert Feather says:

    Re: A History of Horses. I find it very stange that whilst the author concentrates on horses, she says charioteering was central to the use of hoses. Yet there is almost nothing about chariots or evidence for them in her writings. Robert Feather < London

  4. Luke Montgomery says:

    An explosive and courageous novel – a first of its kind – addresses this very issue and the Muslim, especially Turkish, obsession with the Gospel of Barnabas. If you’re looking for a good read, this meticulously researched book by Islamic expert Luke Montgomery will keep you on the edge of your seat. A Deceit To Die For will be available on Kindle this week. Don’t miss it. http://www.lukemontgomery.net

  5. Lindert Laven says:

    If it is indeed a copy of the Gospel of Barnabas and 15 centuries old (which I highly doubt), then this would be huge news, as that ‘gospel’ is thought to be of from the 14th century or later and contains many Islamic concepts, including mentions of Muhammad.

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