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Old 07 February 2015, 01:53 PM
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Default Secret Bible in which 'Jesus predicts coming of Prophet Muhammad' unearthed

I'm pretty sure this has been disproven and I'm interested in any information regarding this 'old bible' claim:


A secret Bible in which Jesus is believed to predict the coming of the Prophet Muhammad to Earth has sparked serious interest from the Vatican.
Pope Benedict XVI is claimed to want to see the 1,500-year-old book, which many say is the Gospel of Barnabas, that has been hidden by the Turkish state for the last 12 years.

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Old 09 February 2015, 07:27 PM
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Old 17 August 2016, 11:15 AM
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It would make no sense to make predictions of that the Messiah would be named Muhammed, or even that he would be an Ishmaelite, before the days of Muhammed. Muslims don't believe that Muhammed is the Messiah either. To them, he is "merely" the greatest and ultimate prophet of Islam. So I say that it's a fake.
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Old 17 August 2016, 01:21 PM
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The OP's use of the term 'Bible' seems particularly absurd to me. My understanding of the word is that it refers to the accepted canon of writings for a particular religion, which generally has disgnated those writings as those which it believes were divinely inspired by God. It is most commonly used for the Christian Bible, of course, with or without the apocrypha, but one often hears of the Jewish Bible for the Torah and the Talmud, the Moslem Bible for the Koran, etc. There are others that could take the designation, but if a writing is not accepted as canon by any religion, then it seems inappropriate to apply the term 'Bible' to it. Even early writings of Christianity, such as the Gospel of Peter or Nicodemus, which are known to have existed from before the establishment of canon and were considered for inclusion, are not referred to by the term Bible.
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Old 18 August 2016, 01:38 AM
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I've never heard of the Koran being called "the Moslem Bible". I'm also kind of surprised to see the word "moslem" used in any context since.. I dunno... 1890 . I know there's some controversy over whether it should be considered a dogwhistle term, unintentionally or intentionally derogatory, or just extremely old-fashioned but, in any case, there isn't any good reason to use it. (YMMV, of course.)
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Old 18 August 2016, 01:46 AM
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I've never heard anyone call the Koran the "Muslim Bible."
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