The Gospel of Barnabas

The Gospel of Barnabas

by Joseph Lumpkin
     
 
The New Testament names 1st Century Jew named Joseph, a Levitical priest from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, who became a follower of Jesus whose nicknamed Barnabas or "son of encouragement" (Acts 4:36-37). The church in Jerusalem sent Barnabas to Antioch to investigate the stories of Gentiles becoming Christians (Acts 11:19-30), and later the Holy Spirit would

Overview

The New Testament names 1st Century Jew named Joseph, a Levitical priest from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, who became a follower of Jesus whose nicknamed Barnabas or "son of encouragement" (Acts 4:36-37). The church in Jerusalem sent Barnabas to Antioch to investigate the stories of Gentiles becoming Christians (Acts 11:19-30), and later the Holy Spirit would send Barnabas and the apostle Paul out from Antioch on a missionary journey (Acts 13:1-3).

The Gospel of Barnabas is a book depicting the life of Jesus, and claiming to be by Jesus' disciple Barnabas. Two manuscripts are known to have existed, both dated to the late 16th century and written respectively in Italian and in Spanish. The Spanish manuscript is now lost. The text now only exists in a partial 18th-century transcript. The Gospel of Barnabas in the Italian manuscript has 222 chapters, which makes it longer than the four biblical gospels put together. The majority of the book is devoted to an account of Jesus' ministry. Much of it harmonized well with gospel accounts but there is divergence, which is similar to the Islamic interpretation of Christian origins and contradicts the New Testament teachings. The Gospel of Barnabas was relatively unknown until recently when Muslims began publishing the text claiming it was the oldest or most authentic gospel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014339827
Publisher:
Fifth Estate
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
547 KB

Meet the Author

Joseph Lumpkin has a long and varied background in research and writing. Joseph has a Doctorate of Ministry and has acted as chaplain to several outreach programs. He was a contractor performing research and development within the U.S. Department of Defense for many years. Major projects included Hypersonic Missile Technology and Computer Clustering for Super Computers. In addition to his background in science, computers, and research, he has written for various newspapers and has authored over two dozen books on subjects of theology, religion, history of Christianity, and philosophy. Dr. Lumpkin has appeared on Radio, Television, and Internet shows as a guest speaker on subjects of Fallen Angels, Church History, Religion, Theology, the Sacred Feminine, and other subjects. Show include L.A. Talk Radio, Rainmaking Time, Cryptic Knowledge, and Threshing Floor Radio. Watch them via Dr. Lumpkin lives in Alabama with his lovely wife, Lynn, and his perfect son, Breandan. He also has a beautiful daughter, Karhma, who is an English teacher in Georgia. She has blessed her father with two wonderful grandchildren.

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