SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Turkey holds Bible hostage.

An early copy of the Bible seized in Gaziantep, Turkey.  from Today’s Zaman.

The book could be a copy of the Gospel of Barnabas — a controversial text which Muslims claim shows that Jesus predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad.

The Vatican reportedly placed an official request to examine the scripture.

The book was written in Aramaic, the language thought to be spoken by Jesus Christ, using Syriac lettering..   If not captured by the police, the copy of the Bible could have been sold at a price as high as 40 million Turkish Liras, the report said.

Given its age and origins near Constantinople the Vatican may fear revelations that would undermine its authority.

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