Bible in which ‘Jesus predicts coming of Prophet Muhammad’ unearthed in Turkey


Istanbul: 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.

The £14million handwritten gold lettered tome, penned in Jesus’ native Aramaic language, is said to contain his early teachings and a prediction of the Prophet’s coming.

Secret Bible: The 1,500-year-old tome was is said to contain Jesus’ early teachings and his prediction of the Prophet’s coming

Ancient: The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation in 2000

The leather-bound text, written on animal hide, was discovered by Turkish police during an anti-smuggling operation in 2000.

It was closely guarded until 2010, when it was finally handed over to the Ankara Ethnography Museum, and will soon be put back on public display following a minor restoration.

A photocopy of a single page from the handwritten ancient manuscript is thought to be worth £1.5million.

Turkish culture and tourism minister Ertugrul Gunay said the book could be an authentic version of the Gospel, which was suppressed by the Christian Church for its strong parallels with the Islamic view of Jesus.

He also said the Vatican had made an official request to see the scripture – a controversial text which Muslims claim is an addition to the original gospels of Mark, Matthew, Luke and John.


  1. The question that most of us ask now had also arose before during the time of Muhammad s.a.w; preaching the words of God onto Arabia. Was Muhammad mentioned? This was the question by inhabitants of Arabia towards Jews that embraced Islam. And if we refer to the claim by past Jewish converts, they had quote verses from Isaiah 42.

    And if we look at the passages in Isaiah. God address His chosen servants with their names, and in the prophesied verse we see God mention clearly the prophet’s name. Some examples of God mentioning His servant by name.

    (My Servant Isaiah, My Servant Eliakim, David My Servant, Jacob My Servant, My Servant Israel, and so in Isaiah 42:1 , God specifically mention My Servant Ahmad)

    The prophecy tells about Ahmad; ‘Servant of God’ whom will war to correct the wrongs and bringing judgement based on the law of God. He will liberate act of worshiping molten images and thus Arabia (wilderness desert, villages and cities) will glorify God since then. As can be seen today, inhabitants of Arabia are worshiping,praising God and singing words of God daily.

    And we continue reading Isaiah 42:18 – 25; God remind the ‘blind and deaf’ about the wrath of God towards Children of Israel, who neglect the message brought by past Servant of God.

    And not to repeat; the same mistake upon the coming of the new Servant of God,

    In Isaiah 42:1, it is deemed not a coincidence upon seeing the writing of both אתמך (Atmc) אחמד (Ahmd). And the word before אתמך (Atmc), is עבדי (Abedi~My Servant). For indeed, it is indicating Ahmad; Abedallah (Ahmad; Servant of God).

    Not to mention אתמך (Atmc) happen to be a special term foretelling the coming of a righteous man and is used only ONCE throughout the entire Book. [could this be a copying error or an intended error?]

  2. Comon now brothers and sisters, comrades and aquaintences   the bible tells that there is no other bible or companion bible           …ive seen a comercial a few years ago of some hot lady trying to sell a Companion bible  to  (no doubt) gullible minded people    i was only 12 years old and kind of dumb but watching that    i knew this lady was full of deception………….. its like either the comercial was intentionaly made to be sinister and decietfull looking or god just made it very clear to me… 

  3. its not an antichrist, cause antichrist means christ doesn’t exist. but christ really exist, islam and other religions. the book just tell that christ is also a prophet, like moses and muhammad. he is not a god, for he didn’t declare it, even if you will read the bible a million times, jesus didn’t state that he is God. hope that this book will make a change in others beliefs, ISLAM is the true religion, just make some research guys. many of us did change religions because many did already realize what should we believe to. 🙂

  4. The holy QUR’AN is the Word of God not a man made like other books(which keeps on changing in time), never be changed even a single letter. The one if he/she knows about the miracle of God in QUR’AN will definately going to be follower of this Holy Book(Word of God). Dont judge Islam by people, Read QUR’AN .  First of all i suggest you all to watch Miracles of QUR’AN based on the work of harun yahya. Watch the lectures of Yusuf estes, Hussain yee, Zakir naik(Misconception of Islam).
           Then you see difference in man made books and The holy QUR’AN (Word of God). God sent this book not only for Arabs, Chinese or Indians, Its for humanity as mentioned in QUR’AN the only true guidance. Then there will be a peace, love everywhere in the world. Once again i tell you all don’t follow Muslims(People), Follow QUR’AN.

  5. There is a reason that the Gospel of Barnabus is not cannonized in scripture. It is a false doctrine. Also interesting is the fact that this was written around the time of Muhammad, so it is simply a fabrication. We have 4 accounts of Jesus’ life in the 4 Gospels, and none of them confirm this lie.

  6. The Vatican/Roman Catholic church is the anti-christ, and Islam is a creation of the catholic church.  This is clearly the doings of the anti-chirst to oppose Christ and his truth.

  7. The Holy Quran is entirely the collection of Revelations to our Holy Prophet Muhammad (SM) and it contains no statement made by the Holy Prophet (SM) out of his own self. Similarly Bible should also be a collection of Revelations and not “Prediction by Jesus” (as narrated in the article). This might be an innovation about which Allah has seriously warned in the Holy Quran.

  8. Lol with all due respect the current bible of today has too many flaws even biblical scholars will agree upon this. As for this discovery prophesizing the coming of the final prophet (pbuh), this prophecy can quite clearly be seen even in The New King James version, as Shaykh Ahmed Deedat quite clearly proved without a doubt to those who are willing and open to use their intellect. A quick search on YouTube on discarded books from the bible will also uncover a text that is present today in present day Israel/Palestine that also negates the claim of Jesus prophesizing to be the son of god or god, this text predates back to the time shortly after Jesus. Even Jewish rabbi’s will attest that the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a prophet and that Muslims worship the same god as them, a quick search on YouTube will once again verify this. The final prophet(pbuh) is also mentioned in the Torah again search for this in google and you will see the proof yourself using Jewish sources. To those that still doubt the message has always been the same however due to there being deviations put into the previous scriptures the final revelation the Quran is the last of the divine books and the only still in its original form, I pray that god shows everyone the light inshallah and to those that are set in their present day Christian beliefs when Jesus Christ (pbuh) comes back for then there will be no doubt as you have attributed to him which is false.

    God bless and Salam Aleykum

    • Who cares what a
      “biblical scholar” says. The scribes and Pharisees were the “biblical scholars” in Jesus’ time and
      they did not even understand the scriptures, for they denied, rejected, and
      crucified Christ the King.

      Also, if you
      believe the bible has too many flaws, why are you then trying to make your
      point supporting something written in it using The New King James version?  (Not to mention, the New King James version,
      is an altered version (compare with the original King James Version).

      Also, why is Shaykh
      Ahmed Deedat trying to “prove” his point using the bible, but denies every
      other point the bible makes regarding Christ? 
      If we are going to read a verse from the bible in faith, why are we so
      doubtful when it comes to another verse? 
      It’s amazing how Shaykh Ahmed Deedat (or anyone for that matter) attempts
      to use the bible to try to support Muhammad, but denies the bible when it
      clearly supports Christ.

      Furthermore, you
      say “Even Jewish rabbis will attest that the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a
      prophet”.  However, Jewish rabbis do not
      even believe in Christ anyway, and their opinion regarding Muhammad does not
      change the truth of Christ.  You listen
      to the rabbis, while I’ll listen to the word of God.

      Muslims claim
      that the word of God cannot be changed but then say that the Jews changed
      it.  Which one is it? The bible is indeed
      in it’s original form, but Satan would have you think otherwise.  Study the prophesies and you’ll see that the
      word of God cannot be changed or broken.

      • Your question is fine that why muslims try to prove their point from one part of bible while they used to say that bible got currupted during time period and currently it has God’s as well as human induce things. Infact i can prove all points about Jesus birth, life & raise to heaven alive from Quran also. Quran is a meraculus book, I think you might know None of Quran’s verses ever contradict, It can pass all establish science test regarding creation of earth, medical science, water cycle. Jesus is major prophet/Messenger of God  in Islam. No muslim can be true muslim untill he believe in jesus to be messenger of Allah (God)

        So why muslim try to prove using Bible is that because you believe only in Bible and not in Quran so it become essential for us to take bible parts (testified by Quran to be God’s words).   

        Suppose you became atheist just for insteance them Quran is so much powerful that it can prove you about existence of Allah (God) using established science & this is already present in Quran while scientist prove it before few centuries.
        Example :- Regarding shape of earth Quran says its like Dahaha (Ostrich egg) and only few century back science confirmed earth to be geo-spherical. Ostrich egg is also geo spherical.

    • Christian scholars agree that the ‘Gospel of Barnabas’ is not an authentic Gospel of Jesus. The internal evidence of the book suggests it was written in the 14th century.  Of interest, the Muslim owned ‘Sabr Foundation’ has been supporting this false Gospel since 1999.  Why?  The book is considered to be a rewrite of the Biblical Gospel most likely by a Muslim, who wanted to show that Jesus taught Islam and predicted the coming of Muhammad. This type of rewriting has been done elsewhere by Muslims.  (So, as advice – stick to reading the New King James Version of the Bible).

  9. Does this sound like another fraud from antichrist catholic church?  It is just
    so hard to keep up with her sins.  If you read the Bible it will tell you a true 
    prophet from a false prophet.  

    • Interestingly, an on-line Muslim site (Sabr Foundation) has been supporting this false ‘Gospel’ for some time now. Why?  Maybe just another propaganda attempt – to gain supporters…

      • Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in
        the Old Testament:

        The Qur’an mentions in Surah Al-Araf chapter 7 verse 157:

        “Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered Prophet, whom they find
        mentioned in their own (scriptures) in the law and the Gospel”.


        Almighty God speaks to Moses in Book of Deuteronomy chapter 18 verse 18:

        “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee,
        and I will put my words in his mouth; and     he shall
        speak unto them all that I shall command him.”

        The Christians say that this prophecy refers to Jesus (pbuh) because Jesus
        (pbuh) was like Moses (pbuh). Moses   (pbuh) was a Jew, as well as
        Jesus (pbuh) was a Jew. Moses (pbuh) was a Prophet and Jesus (pbuh) was also a

        If these two are the only criteria for this prophecy to be fulfilled, then all
        the Prophets of the Bible who came after Moses (pbuh) such as Solomon, Isaiah,
        Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Malachi, John the Baptist, etc. (pbut) will
         fulfill this prophecy since all were Jews as well as prophets.

        However, it is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who is like Moses (pbuh):

        i) Both had a father and a mother, while Jesus (pbuh) was born miraculously
        without any male intervention. [Mathew 1:18 and Luke 1:35 and also Al-Qur’an

        ii) Both were married and had children. Jesus (pbuh) according to the Bible did
        not marry nor had children.

        iii) Both died natural deaths. Jesus (pbuh) has been raised up alive.

        Muhammad (pbuh) is from among the brethren of Moses (pbuh). Arabs are brethren
        of Jews. Abraham (pbuh) had two sons: Ishmail and Isaac (pbut). The Arabs are
        the descendants of Ishmail (pbuh) and the Jews are the descendants of Isaac

        Words in the mouth:

        Prophet Muhammad
        (pbuh) was unlettered and whatever revelations he received from Almighty God he
        repeated them verbatim.

        “I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee,
        and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I
        shall command him.” [Deuteronomy 18:18]

        iv) Both besides being Prophets were also kings i.e. they could inflict capital
        punishment. Jesus (pbuh) said,   “My kingdom is not of this
        world.” (John 18:36).

        v) Both were accepted as Prophets by their people in their lifetime but Jesus
        (pbuh) was rejected by his
        people. John chapter 1 verse 11 states, “He came unto his own, but his own
        received him not.”

        iv) Both brought new laws and new regulations for their people. Jesus (pbuh)
        according to the Bible did not bring   any new laws. (Mathew

        2. It is Mentioned in the book of Deuteronomy chapter 18:19

        “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not harken unto my words
        which he shall speak in my name, I will     require it of

        3. Muhammad (pbuh) is prophesised in the book of Isaiah:

        It is mentioned in the book of Isaiah chapter 29 verse 12:

        “And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, saying, Read this,
        I pray thee: and he saith, I am not learned.”

        When Archangel Gabrail commanded Muhammad (pbuh) by saying Iqra –
        “Read”, he replied, “I am not learned”.

          4. prophet Muhammad (pbuh) mentioned by name in the old testament:

        Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is mentioned by name in the Song of Solomon chapter 5
        verse 16:

        “Hikko Mamittakim we kullo Muhammadim Zehdoodeh wa Zehraee Bayna

        “His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my
        beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”

        In the Hebrew language im is added for respect. Similarely im is added after
        the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to make it Muhammadim. In English
        translation they have even translated the name of Prophet
        Muhammad     (pbuh) as “altogether lovely”, but
        in the Old Testament in Hebrew, the name of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is
        yet  present.

        Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in the New Testament:

        Chapter 61 Verse 6:

        “And remember, Jesus, the son of Mary, said, ‘O Children of Israel! I am
        the messenger of Allah (sent) to you, confirming the Law (which came) before me
        and giving glad tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name shall be
        Ahmed.’ But when he came to them with clear signs, they said, ‘This is evident
        sorcery!’ ”

        All the prophecies mentioned in the Old Testament regarding Muhammad (pbuh)
        besides applying to the Jews also hold good for the Christians.

        1. John chapter 14 verse 16:

            “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you
        another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever.”

        2. Gospel of John chapter 15 verse 26:

        “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the
        Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall
        testify of me.”

        3. Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 7:

        “Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away:
        for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I
        will send him unto you”.

        “Ahmed” or “Muhammad” meaning “the one who
        praises” or “the praised one” is almost the translation of the
        Greek word Periclytos. In the Gospel of John 14:16, 15:26, and 16:7. The word
        ‘Comforter’ is used in the English      translation
        for the Greek word Paracletos which means advocate or a kind friend rather than
        a comforter.

        Paracletos is the warped reading for Periclytos. Jesus (pbuh) actually
        prophesised Ahmed by name. Even the Greek word Paraclete refers to the Prophet
        (pbuh) who is a mercy for all creatures.

        Some Christians say that the Comforter mentioned in these prophecies refers to
        the Holy Sprit. They fail to realize that the prophecy clearly says that only
        if Jesus (pbuh) departs will the Comforter come. The Bible states that the Holy
        Spirit was already present on earth before and during the time of Jesus (pbuh),
        in the womb of Elizabeth, and    again when Jesus (pbuh) was
        being baptised, etc. Hence this prophecy refers to none other than Prophet
        Muhammad (pbuh).

        4. Gospel of John chapter 16 verse 12-14:

        “I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.
        Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth is come, he will guide you unto all truth:
        for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall
        he     speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall
        glorify me”.

        The Sprit of Truth, spoken about in this prophecy referes to none other than
        Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

        NOTE: All quotations of the Bible are taken from the King James Version.

          BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY 18:18, WHEN IT SAID “I will raise them up a Prophet
          from among their brethren, like unto thee, and I will put my words in his
          mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him.”

          However, it must first be understood that God
          established his covenant with Isaac and his seed after him (Jacob and his
          twelve sons, which are the twelve tribes of Israel), not Ishmael. 

          For it is written “And God said,
          Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name
          Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant,
          and with his seed after him.

          And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee:
          Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him
          exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

          But my covenant will I establish with Isaac,
          which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year” Genesis 17:

          Therefore, when it says “I will raise them up
          a Prophet from among their brethren (The Jews)”, it is referring to a Prophet
          from among the seed of Abraham, Isaac (not Ishmael), and Jacob, and
          Jesus was of that seed, not Muhammad. Also, Jesus spoke of this direct
          fulfillment of Deuteronomy 18:18 in him, when he said,

          words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the
          Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works” John 14:10.

          “For I have given unto
          them the words which thou gavest
          me” John 17:8

          “For I have not spoken of
          myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak” John

          “I speak to the world those things which I have
          heard of him” John 8:26.

          “I have given them thy
          word; and the world hath
          hated them, because they are not of the
          world, even as I am not of the
          world”. John 17:14


          Furthermore, other scripture applies
          Deuternonomy18:18 to Jesus. For it is written “For Moses truly said unto the
          fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren,
          like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

          “And it shall come to
          pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed
          from among the people. Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that
          follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. Ye
          are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our
          fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the
          earth be blessed. Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent
          him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities”
          Acts 3:22-26.

          When God said “A Prophet like unto thee”, he
          was speaking of a leader and commander of the people.  For it is written of Christ “Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people” Isaiah 55:4.    Moses was the first prophet to the entire
          nation of Israel and God was simply notifying the people that another Prophet
          unto his people will be raised up.

          You said:

          i)However, it is Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) who
          is like Moses (pbuh): “Both had a father and a mother, while Jesus (pbuh) was
          born miraculously without any male intervention. [Mathew 1:18 and Luke 1:35 and
          also Al-Qur’an3:42-47]

          Answer: If Jesus did not have an earthly
          father that reveals that He is indeed the only begotten Son of God, for no human
          has claim to being his father.


          ii) Both were married and had children. Jesus
          (pbuh) according to the Bible did not marry nor had children.

          Answer: Marriage did not constitute one being,
          or not being a prophet.


          iii) Both died natural deaths. Jesus (pbuh)
          has been raised up alive. (4:157-158) 

          Answer: Jesus died, and then he was
          resurrected.  For it is written “And he
          began to teach them, that the Son of
          man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the
          chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again”
          Mark 8:31.


          iv)Both besides being Prophets were also
          kings i.e. they could inflict capital punishment. Jesus (pbuh) said, “My
          kingdom is not of this world.” (John 18:36).

          To be a king, one must have a kingdom. 
          Moses had no kingdom; therefore, he was no king.  In fact, Moses died in the wilderness before
          the children of Israel reached the promised, land.  Jesus said “My kingdom”, thus proclaiming
          himself a king.  But not just any king,
          the King of Heaven; for he said “My kingdom is not of this world.”
          (John 18:36). Muhammad was no king at all, not even a prophet. 

          v) Both were accepted as Prophets by their
          people in their lifetime but Jesus (pbuh) was rejected by his
          people. John chapter 1 verse 11 states, “He came unto his own, but his own
          received him not.” 

          Answer: Whether Jesus was accepted or not,
          that does not diminish him being a Prophet like unto Moses.  Furthermore, the people of Moses’ time wanted
          to put Moses to death as well many times. For it is written “And Moses cried unto
          the LORD, saying, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me” Exodus 17:4.  Jesus was
          accepted by many, just not the majority.  However, Muhammad was accepted by fewer than


          iv) Both brought new laws and new regulations
          for their people. Jesus (pbuh) according to the Bible did not bring any new laws.

          Answer: Moses did not create any laws.  All laws came from God.  For it is written “And the LORD spake unto
          you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no
          similitude; only ye heard a voice. And he declared unto you his covenant, which
          he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two
          tables of stone. And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes
          and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess
          it” Deuteronomy 4:12-14.  Jesus did not
          bring any new laws, because God’s law never changes.  Jesus, however, did magnify the law as seen
          in Matthew chapters 5-7.  Jesus taught not
          only taught the letter of the law, but the true essence of it, which is love. 


          Hey brother, I see you quote the scriptures
          often.  How is it that while searching
          those scriptures that you overlook Jesus saying “I am the way, the truth, and
          the life, no man cometh unto the father but by me”?  How is it that you overlook that the gospels
          pointing to Christ as being the Son of God and Creator of the universe?  How is it that you are overlooking Christ as the sacrifcial lamb throughout the old testament?  If you believe the bible is corrupted, then why are you qouting from it in faith? 

          I say this in love.


        • Even before there were any New testament books, the Old testament existed and it testifies completely of Christ. Therefore, to accept the so-called gospel of Barnabas, is deny the entire bible.  for the ENTIRE bible testifies of Christ, not Muhammed. 

          It is amazing how we would say that the writings of the bible were written by men and corrupted by men, but when another writing by man comes along that opposses Christ and the bible, we accept it as pure and untampered with.

          However, Jesus already knew this, and said “I am come in my Father’s name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive”.   

          We will receive anything as long as it opposses the truth we do not want to hear. That is why people receive other men and their writings over the writings pointing to christ.

          • Your response shows a staggering arrogance and denial of what is obvious. Reading the Quran with an open mind (and heart) might help you to clear away the fog of cultural conditioning and may help you to formulate a more logical/intelligent approach to the subject of Divine Revelation -i.e. that they all hold the thread of truth in essence. However, the Quran is unique in the sense that – unlike previous revelations which had succumbed to the poison pens and unscrupulous hands of those whose interests were being severely affected –  it has miraculously survived the ravages of time and this final Revelation from God to mankind has been permanently etched in the hearts and minds of every reciter of chapter and verse and is the same pure revelation as was first received by the holy Prophet 1400 years ago.

          • You reply reveals you have no knowledge of your own religion neither of bible prophesy. 

            Reading with an open man can in turn be applied to you concerning the bible.  However, the bible the already is proven to be fact. Go and learn prophesy, then come back and reply.  Also go and learn the origins of your own religion.

      • As you are so keen to go to great lengths to read up on novels based on fiction  I would suggest you start reading facts based on history for a change instead of going around making ignorant comments such as you have displayed thus far…you might learn something of value!

        • My understanding of this matter has nothing to do with the fiction I’ve read. On the contrary, I have done plenty of my own research, and was well aware of these matters long before I read the book I linked to. I merely mentioned it because I thought it might interest other commentors and I have independently verified through my own research the shocking history it uncovers.