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The Gospel of Barnabas
(3,300 words)

Date of Birth: Uncertain; if Alonso de Luna, 1570

Place of Birth: If Alonso de Luna, Linares in Andalusia

Date of Death: Uncertain; if Alonso de Luna, shortly after 1619

Place of Death: Unknown


While a ‘Gospel of Barnabas’ is mentioned as early as the 7th century, nothing more is known about it for some centuries. In 1734, parts of a gospel in Spanish attributed to Barnabas were mentioned by George Sale in the pre…

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Slomp, Jan, “The Gospel of Barnabas”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 21 October 2019 <>

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