Monday, February 27, 2012

More on the Turkish Aramaic "Bible"

THAT ARAMAIC "BIBLE" that is causing so much fuss in Turkey is analyzed by Peter Williams at ETC: The antique Syriac Bible. Guess what? The text is of Matthew, the colophon does date it to 1500, the gold ink has been seen before in suspicious circumstances, and Peter suspects a forgery. No Gospel of Barnabas after all.

And if it's from Matthew, it doesn't even get to be an apocryphon. Oh well.

Background here and here.