About that 1500-year-old-Bible from Turkey

Whoever wrote this article about a 1500-year-old Bible in Turkey should never be allowed to write anything ever1500yroldgobnot again, even a grocery list.

(1) I doubt the Vatican is concerned about the gospel of Barnabas since it’s hardly new.

(2) Even if this Bible is “proven real” (whatever that means) it still won’t disprove anything about “the religion we knew.”

(3) Barnabas was a follower of Jesus Christ but there’s very little evidence to lead us to conclude that the Gospel of Barnabas was actually written by him.

(4) Apparently some “religious experts” think it is “an original.” What does that mean? If it was dated 1500 years ago then it can’t be original in that it was written by Barnabas himself since Barnabas lived 2000 years ago. Even I can do that math.

(5) So it was written in Aramaic and that was the language Jesu would have spoken. So what? What does the one have to do with the other since it’s dated 500 years after Jesus would have lived. (Even if you’re one of those morons who thinks Jesus didn’t really exist, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, this still doesn’t add up.)

(6) Anyone with a semester of college knows you don’t use the statement “It is thought that…” in any type of writing that you want to be taken seriously.

(7) There is no such thing as “the Dead Sea Gnostic Gospels.”

(8) Why does it seem to have “brought worry to the Vatican”? Because they wanted to look at it? There are many scholars at the Vatican who are trained in evaluating ancient texts. That’s what they do. Expressing a desire to see it and examine it is a far cry from being worried about it.

There’s really no point in interacting with the rest of the article since it’s full of the same misinformation and non-sequiters as the first part.

This will no doubt, however, lead to even more internet “scholars” determining that the whole Christian religion is a fraud and a fake. But then they think that anyway.


About Michael R. Jones

Pastor and PhD candidate writing on Paul's theology of suffering.
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2 Responses to About that 1500-year-old-Bible from Turkey

  1. Garrett R. says:

    Yes I agree, that entire article is rubbish and hard to read. “It is thought that during the Council of Nicea that the Catholic Church chose which Gospels that appear in the regular Bible as it is known today.” Whoever wrote this knows nothing about church history or the Council of Nicea. That council decided no such thing; it debated how Jesus was both God and man (This person has read too much Dan Brown…) Good post!

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