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” proclaimed the dismissed it as a “hoax,” charging that the Gospel of Barnabas was a forgery.
And so it was, in Toland’s estimation, that a Muslim gospel could preserve Christian truths long lost to Christians themselves. He introduced the GBarn in as part of a Deist critique of the established Church of his time.
Not surprisingly, his theories did not find scholarly or theological acceptance.
It didn’t help in this regard that the evidence for the GBarn was both slim and late.
What Toland saw in Amsterdam was a manuscript from 1600, preserving the text of the gospel in Italian.
Later, a Spanish version was also discovered, but this manuscript was even later, dating from the eighteenth century—hardly the ancient artifacts evoked by Toland’s grand narratives of suppression and rediscovery.