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A Bible which has been reported as being at least 1500 years old claims that Jesus was never crucified. The book was discovered in Turkey and located inside there is a Gospel which was allegedly penned by Barnabas. The manuscript was moved by the Turkish government to one of their museums by way of police escort. Barnabas was believed to have been one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, and it is in the Gospel of Barnabas where it reads that Christ was never crucified.
It instead states that he rose to heaven while alive and Judas was the one crucified instead. Additionally, this ancient Bible declares that Jesus was not the Son of God, but only a prophet who spoke the word of God. The book also calls the Apostle Paul “The Impostor.”
In a press release sent out by the Turkish government, it stated the Bible was snatched from a mob of smugglers in a Mediterranean region operation. The report explained that the group was accused of trafficking antique relics, performing illegal archaeological digs and being in the possession of explosives. The book itself is believed to be valued as high as $28 million.
According to religious experts and specialists located in Tehram, they believe the Bible is an original. It is written with gold lettering against loosely bound blackened leather and it was penned in Aramaic. That was the language that Jesus himself would have spoken.
It is thought that during the Council of Nicea that the Catholic Church decided upon which Gospels that would appear in the Bible and that is how it is known to the present day. It is believed the Church tossed out the Gospel of Barnabas along with numerous others in favor of the four Gospels known as Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. There have been many reported Biblical texts which have come to the knowledge of the public over time such as the Dead Sea Gnostic Gospels. However it has been reported that this ancient Bible has seemed to bring extreme worry to the Vatican.
The fear from the Church come come from the idea of what would something like this mean to any Christian based religions and their believers? It definitely brings up ideas that are extremely controversial in Christian faiths. The Vatican has requested the Turkish authorities to let them look at the inside of the book within the confines of the Vatican. Just what exactly would the Catholic church have to say about a 1500 year old Bible that claims Jesus was never crucified?
How will believers of the Christian faith feel? They have already stated that they believe the book is nothing but a fraud and a fake, something to be ignored and forgotten about. Atheists, agnostics and people who are secular thinkers more than likely will not even care.
As was mentioned above, the Vatican has made an authorized request to the Turkish government to have a look at the book. The old Bible was written completely in Aramaic and that is considered a basically dead language. It is only spoken in the modern world in a tiny village located near Damascus.
There have been reports given to the media that supposedly state mere photocopies of the ancient Bible’s pages are being retailed for nearly $2 million. So when all the pros are added up such as even with such old age, the book is flawless constructing and contents inside the Bible are what make it so valuable.
The ancient book, which is believed to be 1500 years old was discovered in Turkey and inside one of its Gospels, it states that Jesus was never crucified in this Bible.
By Kimberly Ruble