An alleged bible in which it is claimed that Jesus foretold the coming of the prophet Muhammed has been discovered but I seriously doubt the authenticity
The text, reportedly worth $22 million, is said to contain Jesus? prediction of the Prophet?s coming but was suppressed by the Christian Church for years for its strong resemblance to the Islamic view of Jesus, Turkish culture and tourism minister Ertugrul Gunay told the newspaper.
?In line with Islamic belief, the Gospel treats Jesus as a human being and not a God. It rejects the ideas of the Holy Trinity and the Crucifixion and reveals that Jesus predicted the coming of the Prophet Mohammed,? the newspaper reported. ?In one version of the gospel, he is said to have told a priest: ?How shall the Messiah be called? Mohammed is his blessed name.?
?And in another, Jesus denied being the Messiah, claiming that he or she would be Ishmaelite, the term used for an Arab,? the newspaper added. Gunay said the Vatican has officially requested to see the book, which Turkey had discovered during a police anti-smuggling operation in 2000.
The gang was reportedly convicted of smuggling various items seized during the operation, including the Bible, and all the artifacts were kept in a safe at an Ankara courthouse. It remained closely guarded by authorities before being handed over to the Ankara Ethnography Museum where it will soon be put on show.
A photocopy of a single page from the leather-bound, gold-lettered book, penned in Jesus? native Aramaic language is reportedly worth about $2.4 million.