THE MEDIEVAL GOSPEL OF BARNABAS:
MAIN INDEX

THE TEXT

The Gospel of Barnabas is an extraordinarily long gospel. It is some 90,000 words in English translation and extends over 222 chapters. It has therefore been necessary to break it up over many pages. The translation is by L & L Ragg, 1907 with some revisions by R. Blackhirst 1999-2002. See the notes on the presentation of the text in this on-line edition via the link below for more details.


Notes on the Presentation of the Text

The Spanish Preface
Prologue to the Italian Manuscript

Chapters 1 - 9
Chapters 10 - 34
Chapters 35 - 50
Chapters 51 - 69
Chapters 70 - 90
Chapters 91 - 126
Chapters 127 - 162
Chapters 163 - 179
Chapters 180 - 200
Chapters 200 - 222

SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL

NEW! A Comprehensive Solution to the Mysteries of the Gospel of Barnabas - R. Blackhirst

Many of the following articles are made obsolete by Dr Blackhirst's recent discoveries. They are included below because they may still be useful and to show how wrong previous specvulation has been.

*Selected Bibliography
*Was there an Early Gospel of Barnabas?
*Lament of the Prophet Called God
*Notes on the Manuscripts
*Who was Friar Marino?
*People in the Preface
*The Fifteen Days of Signs
*The Mystery of Tiro near the Jordan
*Formulae used in the Text
*Notes on the Structure of the Text
*Notes on the Apostle Barnabas
*Books mentioned in the Gospel of Barnabas
*Notes on the Messianic Doctrine in the GoB
*Article - The Many Faces of Jesus in the GoB
*Carmelite influence in the GoB
*The Twelve Disciples: Comparative Table
*Mirrors in the GoB
*Roman Decrees regarding Jesus
*A Reference to Masada
*Relevant WWW Links

SAMPLES OF THE MANUSCRIPTS

There are two versions extant, one Italian ms. and one incomplete copy of a Spanish ms.

Sample 1. A page from the Italian ms.
Sample 2. The Arabic margin notes - Italian ms
Sample 3. Blank chapter headings - Italian ms.
Sample 4. The Spanish ms.

 

 

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Comments and discussion are invited. Email at:

r. blackhirst@latrobe.edu.au.