Gospel of Barnabas(1,776 words)

The Gospel of Barnabas is a pseudepigraphic Islamic gospel, written by an unknown author and extant in two undated manuscripts, one in Italian (GBV, Vienna, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Cod. 2662) containing marginal glosses in Arabic, and the other in Spanish (GBS, Sydney, Fisher Library, MS Nich. 41). GBV is the older, probably copied around the turn of seventeenth century in an Ottoman milieu. GBS, a large fragment, dates from the eighteenth century. “Barnabas” tells of the life and ascen…

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Wiegers, Gerard A.. "Gospel of Barnabas." Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE. Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 22 December 2014 <http://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/encyclopaedia-of-islam-3/gospel-of-barnabas-COM_27509>
Last online update: November 2014
First appeared online: 2011
First Print Edition: issn: 1873-9830



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