The Gospel of Barnabas

Dear visitor, in this article, we will examine the Gospel of Barnabas from a Christian perspective. Our primary source is the Bible, the word of God.

What is the Gospel of Barnabas?
The Gospel of Barnabas is actually used to prove a claim. In the Qur’an, it is written that instead of Jesus Christ, a likeness of him was crucified and killed. Most Muslims try to prove from the Gospel of Barnabas that the person who was crucified instead of Jesus Christ was Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.

“And because of their denial and slandering Mary, and because they said, “We killed the prophet of God, Jesus Christ, son of Mary,” We sealed their hearts. Yet they did not kill him or hang him. But it was shown to them as such. Those who disagree about it are in absolute doubt about it. They have no information about it. They only follow conjecture. They certainly didn’t kill him.” (Quran 4:156)

“The soldiers grabbed Yehuda and tied him up, ridiculing him. For he denied that he was really Jesus; The soldiers mocked him and said, “Lord, do not be afraid, for we have come to make you king of Israel, and we have bound you because we know that you will reject the kingdom.” (Gospel of Barnabas)

What is the Gospel of Barnabas?
The Gospel of Barnabas is actually used to prove a claim. In the Qur’an, it is written that instead of Jesus Christ, a likeness of him was crucified and killed. Most Muslims try to prove from the Gospel of Barnabas that the person who was crucified instead of Jesus Christ was Judas Iscariot who betrayed him.

“And because of their denial and slandering Mary, and because they said, “We killed the prophet of God, Jesus Christ, son of Mary,” We sealed their hearts. Yet they did not kill him or hang him. But it was shown to them as such. Those who disagree about it are in absolute doubt about it. They have no information about it. They only follow conjecture. They certainly didn’t kill him.” (Quran 4:156)

“The soldiers grabbed Yehuda and tied him up, ridiculing him. For he denied that he was really Jesus; The soldiers mocked him and said, “Lord, do not be afraid, for we have come to make you king of Israel, and we have bound you because we know that you will reject the kingdom.” (Gospel of Barnabas)

History of the Gospel of Barnabas
Interestingly, the Gospel of Barnabas first appeared in the Netherlands in 1709. The language of this book is Italian. The pages had footnotes in bad Arabic and their sources were unknown. Today, this book is preserved in the Imperial Museum Vienna.

In 1734, the Qur’an was translated into English for the first time by George Sale. In the preface, George Sale was referring to the Spanish copy of the Gospel of Barnabas. It is stated that the Gospel of Barnabas was translated from Italian to Spanish by Mustafa de Aranda. He also mentions that the Italian copy was stolen by Fra Marino, an officer in the Vatican, while the Pope was asleep. All we know about this copy is what George Sale wrote, because this copy is lost. Since then, Muslims have claimed that this book is the true and original Bible. The Gospel of Barnabas was translated into English by Laura and Lonsdale Ragg in 1907. In the introduction to the book, they present various evidences and state that this book was actually written in the 16th century. This translation was later translated into Arabic and Urdu. However, the 16th century of the book. Interestingly, the information about the production of this product is not included in these translations. Of course, the Gospel of Barnabas is widely presented by Muslims as proof that the original Gospel was altered.

Content of the Gospel of Barnabas
The purpose of writing the Gospel of Barnabas is to claim that Muhammad is superior to Jesus. According to this book, Jesus Christ is neither the Son of God nor God; however, it is the “voice of the one who shouts in the desert” that prepares the way for Muhammad’s arrival. Jesus is not the Messiah. At this point, the Gospel of Barnabas contradicts the Qur’an. Because in many verses of the Qur’an it is written that Jesus is the Messiah.

In the original Gospel, Jesus Christ was attributed some of the features that belonged to John the Baptist. John the Baptist is never mentioned in the Gospel of Barnabas. In the Gospel of Barnabas it is written that Muhammad is the savior of the world. It is written that when Judas Iscariot was crucified and arrested instead of Jesus, Jesus hid in a house in the Garden of Gethsemane, and was taken to the third heaven by four archangels.

The Contradictions of the Gospel of Barnabas
If you look at the way and style of the writing of the book, it turns out that it is very clearly written in the 16th century. At this point, it is necessary to draw attention to another important issue at least as much as this contradiction. The Gospel of Barnabas seriously contradicts both the Gospel and the Qur’an. It is completely different from the Bible that Christians read today. However, it also clearly contradicts the information contained in the Qur’an. Therefore, it is impossible to believe in both the Qur’an and the Gospel of Barnabas at the same time.

It is a very important contradiction that while John the Baptist and his father Zechariah are mentioned in the Qur’an, especially in Surah Maryam, neither Yahya nor Zechariah is mentioned at all in the Gospel of Barnabas, which is called the real Gospel. Because in Surah Maryam, John the Baptist has a very important role in Jesus’ ministry on earth. One of the most important contradictions is that the Gospel of Barnabas, which is claimed to have been written in the time of Jesus, does not mention John the Baptist.

In the Gospel of Barnabas, Jesus says, “I am not the Messiah.” According to both the Bible and the Qur’an, Jesus is the Messiah.

While mentioning that the sky has 7 floors in the Qur’an, it is written in the Gospel of Barnabas that the sky has 9 floors.

Historical and Geographical Contradictions
The book speaks of “the Jubilee Year, which is once every 100 years,” but the Jubilee Year is actually once every 50 years.

In chapters 40 and 41, he talks about Eve eating an apple in Paradise. However, both the Torah and the Qur’an say only fruit. It originates from the word “malus” used by Jerome, who translated the Old and New Testaments into Latin for the first time in the 4th century, that the fruit that made Adam and Eve tempted could be the apple. “Malus” means both evil and apple in Latin.

According to the book of Barnabas, Nazareth is located on the shore of the Lake of Galilee, but in reality Nazareth is on the hills, miles from the lake.

In the next chapter Jesus ascends the hills to the eastern city of Capernaum; however, Capernaum is located on the lake shore.

In the episode, Jesus sets out by boat from Nazareth on the lake shore (!). In the next part, he arrives in Jerusalem. Neither Nazareth nor Jerusalem has a shore to the sea or to a lake, and sailing between these settlements is impossible.

In the Gospel of Barnabas it is written that the Romans prepared to send 3 armies of 200,000 soldiers each to end some strife. According to historical sources, the military strength of the entire Roman Empire consisted of 300,000 soldiers.

The denarius was used as the currency in the Italian copy. This currency was used in Spain by Caliph Abdul Malik after 685.

According to the Gospel of Barnabas, Pilate was governor when Jesus was born, but Pilate He served as governor from 26 to 27.

These are some of the contradictions. There are countless more such contradictions. Our advice to our readers is to read the Gospel of Barnabas and compare it with both the Bible and the Qur’an and see the contradictions for themselves.

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