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Gospel of Barnabas
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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 ascension i…

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Wiegers, Gerard A., “Gospel of Barnabas”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 15 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27509>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: 9789004269606, 2014, 2014-1

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