1,500-Year-Old Bible Discovered in Turkey

1,500-Year-Old Bible Discovered in Turkey

(Original Story in Greek By Inga Athanasiadou)

Turkish Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay said on Thursday that the ministry has received a copy of the Bible from the Ankara courthouse which dates back to 1,500 years ago and is thought to have been written in Aramaic.

According to a report by National Turk, the Bible was seized from a gang of smugglers in a Mediterranean-area operation. The report states the gang was charged with smuggling antiquities, illegal excavations, and the possession of explosives.

Turkish authorities stated that the bible is a cultural asset and should be protected, as it is priceless and belongs in a museum.

The Turkish media reports also said on Thursday that the Vatican has requested that Turkey allow it to examine the 1,500-year-old Bible; however, the Vatican Embassy in Ankara denied the reports on Thursday suggesting that the Vatican had asked Turkey to examine the copy of Bible in Ankara.

Some media reports also said the copy of the 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 majority of Christian and Muslim academics suggest that it is probably a fraud and that we may have seen this Bible before.

  • fathi

    i dont think anyone in modernt times have seen this bible before and they shouldnt hide the fact it says that muhammad is the prophet  and who said that was jesus on this bible

  • Abdulmuneer173

    Christians themselves had thrown out the concept of Trinity from certain version of their Bible.  This is nothing new.  Those who are sincere in finding the truth have enough proof to believe in Oneness of God and his last messenger.  All the prophets of God conveyed the message of oneness of God.  Prophet Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammed (peace be upon them all) never claimed divinity.