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Gospel of Barnabas
- 15th century Muslim forgery is the opinion of scholars
- Jesus portrayed merely as a prophet not the Messiah
- Quran says Jesus is the Messiah and contradicts this
Reasons for rejection/non-inclusion
- It’s more than 1,000 years too late
- Muslims would’ve used this prior to the 15th century to make their case if the document was around prior
- Makes major errors such as referring to Jesus as Christ twice but then later denying he is the Messiah. Jews wouldn’t make such a mistake, BArnabas certainly wouldn’t
- Gets the year of Jubilees incorrect
- Mentions medieval feudalism systems like a medieval court procedure, and wooden wine cask. Wine skins were used in 1st century Palestine.
- Sources (Only late ones exist) that deny Jesus never died: Gospel of Barnabas 217.
- Year of jubilee — Gospel of Barnabas 83.
- Changing the year of jubilee — See Geisler and Saleeb, Answering Islam, appendix 3.
- Medieval feudalism — Gospel of Barnabas 122
- Medieval court procedure — Gospel of Barnabas 121
- Wooden Wine Casks — Gospel of Barnabas 152