It's extremely unlikely that the Gospel of Barnabas is 1500 years old as the article claims, for several reasons. The first known manuscripts of the Gospel of Barnabas come from late 16th century, 1000 years later than claimed. If this is not a forgery, it means that a continuous written tradition existed for the heretic Gospel of Barnabas over 1000 years across several different languages and national borders, without being noticed by any other contemporary sources. Additionally, if this is truly 1500 years old, then it should prove Islam is the one true religion because the Gospel of Barnabas predicts the coming of Mohammad right down to the name, who would have come 100-200 years later, in the 7th century.
Have we done this yet?
Lost (suppressed) Gospel of St Barnabus, a.k.a. the Gospel that MADE A POPE CRY, sorry, RESIGN.
Biblical scholar Dr. Timothy Michael Law, who has a doctorate from Oxford, sez:
I just spoke with my colleague about this, and after both of us have had the chance to look at it we concur it is impossible this is a 1500 year old Bible. What could be really funny is that at the bottom it appears to read something like 1500 AD. It is admittedly tough to read, but it would quite a mistake to claim it is 1500 years old when it was produced in 1500. This date would also conform to what most scholarship believes anyway, that this gospel was produced around this time.
Edited by Oh-Bollox at 01:41:10 08-05-2014