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  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5250 - February 10, 2019, 08:50 PM

    Marc,

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    Regarding the number of authors of the Quranic text


    Finally this article is picked up! I mentioned it a few times already but no one seemed interested.

    Walter is a special character obtaining his doctorate well over 80...
    Some conclusions are obviously wrong (the late dating of certain parts of the Quran) after C14 results. But his approach of using existing software to analyse the authorship of the text is very interesting. I wonder if someone is doing follow up work on it,
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5251 - February 10, 2019, 09:03 PM

    Doubt it. It is usually contrasted with Sadeghi's stylometric analysis which concluded that the Quran had one author.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5252 - February 10, 2019, 09:34 PM

    Stylometry:

    Do you know of any scholar having commented on Sadeghi's method?
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5253 - February 10, 2019, 09:44 PM

    Rebutting it?
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5254 - February 10, 2019, 09:54 PM

    commenting on it and I can imagine, as a consequence, rebutting it.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5255 - February 10, 2019, 09:55 PM

    Yes.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5256 - February 10, 2019, 10:00 PM

    Can you give me the reference?

    What is your own opinion?
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5257 - February 10, 2019, 10:13 PM

    Unfortunately, I can't disclose the identity of the scholar in question. He will publish something in the near future if I am not mistaken. The paper is going to be uploaded on academia.edu. The critique is very good and interesting. Sadeghi's paper is not as watertight and conclusive as many people tend to assume. 
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5258 - February 10, 2019, 10:35 PM

    In any case my opinion is the result of logical reasoning from the sources and the informations we have.


    Logical reasoning as you call it here is influenced by people's opinion so it becomes an opinion.

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    It is the Jews side :
    The Jews called the Arabs to their aid.
    The issue is that Sebeos is mistaken/lied : as already said the Arabs know that they are son of Ishmael since the 5th c. Sebeos knows it as well.


    Your reading of Sebeos is naive. As I said previously, Sebeos is not describing indoctrination here  ; he is trying to make sense of what is going on and, as in the 614 capture of Jerusalem by the Persians, we see Jews marching with the Arab troops (in 614 it was with the PersIan ones).


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    Moreover about the "alliance" the Jews  half fail : "[the Jews] could not convince the entire mass of the people because their cults were different."


    It only means that ONLY SOME of the arabs sided with the Jews or more precisely allowed the Jews to join in, which is fine with my personal theory.  


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    Same here : it is later Muslims account (drawn from the Quran “heirs of the land”, etc.) more or less arranged. No other 7 c.  testimonies attests of this. That is why (among other things) Sebeos is called Pseudo-Sebeos and is considered as a later text and not of the 7 c. …


    The writings of Sebeos were validated by cross checking with other sources and, when there were some potential misreading, it was possible to sort it out. This is what matters.

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    Sebeos presents Arabs that he has presented in the first part of his account as the helpers of the Jews as now the leaders, and the Jews as the helpers. Why ? Because there is no Jewish army anywhere, the chiefs and the armies are Arabs.


    No one said there was a Jewish army nor do I buy into Gallez's theory but sources tell us that there were Jews in the Arab troops.


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    Why the Arabs are jealous ? Because they are the sons of Ishmael. That they know since age and not by the Jews at that moment.



    They know they are the sons of Ishmael since ages, not that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount should be theirs. So, while taking over Jerusalem comes from the fact there is no Roman troop to stop them, building a place of prayer there is perfectly explained by Sebeos. By the way, Sebeos is the only one providing an explanation for this, the Quran doesn't because  the Quran never say that the Arabs should take over Jerusalem.

    They are jealous because they are the masters of Jerusalem and, as this land is theirs too as reminded by the Jews, then why share it with the Jews, why not also claim their direct heritage with Abraham  ?

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    127. And when Abraham and Ishmael were raising the foundations of the House, (Abraham prayed) : Our Lord ! Accept from us (this duty). Lo ! Thou, only Thou, art the Nearer, the Knower


    Did Abraham and Ismael build this place in Jerusalem ?  The answer is no so it cannot explain the place of prayer on the Temple Mount. It would explain a place of prayer in the Sinai desert.


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    At last, that Quranic texts were might have been known by military leaders
     I think it comes from Quranic texts. It seems logical.


    It is your opinion, which is fine ; I happen to have a different one and I don't want to ressort to "logic" but to facts though I probably fail to do it all the time.


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    With the PERF 558 you’re wrong.  A  (very) specific Quranic word are written down in Egypt by Arabs who has necessarily pass via Palestine.


    Your assumption would be fine if you could prove that the use of this term in the Quran predates PERF 558. Unless I am wrong, this is not the case ; it cannot be proven.


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    You’re right about the prayer.
    But for the rest you have no responses:


    The Sunna was not written and those people were not muslim. Later muslim writers just wrote this stuff to hide the fact that there was no muslim as recounted by islamic tradition. So they blamed it on something else, like they blamed Yazid the 1st because he was a christian.

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    Is it still the Jews responsible for building those mosques ?


    As I already said, Anastasius the Sinaite is already mentionning synagogs of the Arabs before the islam conquest. We know from different reports that they worship different sacred places including one related to Abraham. Therefore, those places of prayers are nothing new nor explained by Quranic text.

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    I do not think so. I hold that only chiefs and not all have some Quranic texts. Which corresponds to what one can observe about the C14 date of earliest manuscripts.


    The chiefs who don"t mention the Quran for 60 years or say to John the patriarch that they believe in the Torah ? You need to solve that contradiction for your theory to hold on. You haven't yet.


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    simply because Arabs knew it before. It is the argument on which Sebeos build all  his theory of an alliance suffice to read what he said.


    This is what you read but not what Sebeos said.

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    One knows that the Arabs wage war in 602/3 against their Persians masters for EXCELLENT reasons (Sivers video) : they did not need the incentive of the Jews to start the war. The Arab war is not a Jewish war. Is it a Jewish war ;  because why then, wage war against Constantinople? I’m sure one can find why. And it is not tied with the Jews...  


    The Arab invaders had different faiths, which explain the conflicting reports about them following the Torah or them being pagan or them being christian. I said it before but the conquest was not driven by, for example, the intent to conquer Jerusalem, but, and I also said it, it doesn't mean that some of those people didn't have that intent. And that is exactly what did happen.

    For example, one source describing the building of a place of prayers on the Temple Mount speak about "Egyptian" instead of Arabs. This probably means that they are specifically talking about Arabs coming from the Sinai desert. Is this linked with Amr Ibn al- As ? Further inquiry is needed Smiley

  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5259 - February 10, 2019, 10:43 PM

    Marc,

    Finally this article is picked up! I mentioned it a few times already but no one seemed interested.

    Walter is a special character obtaining his doctorate well over 80...
    But his approach of using existing software to analyse the authorship of the text is very interesting. I wonder if someone is doing follow up work on it,


    To be honest, I am not convinced when he gives arguments that look like Gallez's because that goes beyond what we can expect from his mathematical analysis. Otherwise, that does sound ok but no one has tried to challenge or confirm his review with his method, which is too bad because this is an innovative approach.

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    Some conclusions are obviously wrong (the late dating of certain parts of the Quran) after C14 results.


    Be careful here ; it is not because you have quranic extrats dated from a given time that it was not possible to add or change words after the date of those texts unless you can prove those words were already were in earlier manuscripts. I am really waiting for Project Coranicum results for this.

  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5260 - February 10, 2019, 10:47 PM

    Unfortunately, I can't disclose the identity of the scholar in question. He will publish something in the near future if I am not mistaken. The paper is going to be uploaded on academia.edu. The critique is very good and interesting. Sadeghi's paper is not as watertight and conclusive as many people tend to assume. 


    You only need to read surah 7 and 38 about the ibliss rebellion to notice that you have the same event told in 2 different ways , which means that the authors cannot be just one person. And there are 2 other suras of the Quran describing that event in also different ways.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5261 - February 10, 2019, 11:07 PM

    Doubt it. It is usually contrasted with Sadeghi's stylometric analysis which concluded that the Quran had one author.


    really?    did he say that in his work??

    any link on that..

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5262 - February 10, 2019, 11:18 PM

    http://www.academia.edu/2572358/The_Chronology_of_the_Qur_%C4%81n_A_Stylometric_Research_Program
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5263 - February 11, 2019, 02:37 PM

    Doubt it. It is usually contrasted with Sadeghi's stylometric analysis which concluded that the Quran had one author.

      and  Mahgraye  gives the publication link of clean shaved Behnam  .. http://www.academia.edu/2572358/The_Chronology_of_the_Qur_%C4%81n_A_Stylometric_Research_Program

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    I  guess he goes around in circles in cycles ..  Yes you are right    Mahgraye .,,  he does  say that   " his work proves  that the Qur ān has one author"

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    Abstract .....

    I verify a chronology in which seven groups of passages represent consecutive phases. A proposed chronology is verified if   independent   markers of style vary over its phases in a smooth fashion.Four markers of style follow smooth trajectories over the seven phases: Te first is average verse length. Te second encompasses the 28 most common morphemes in the Qurān.

    The percentages of these morphemes in a text constitute its stylistic profile. Te thus-defined stylistic profile is shown to vary in a smooth fashion over “time”, i.e. over the proposed chronological sequence of phases. Third, a similar thing holds for a profile based on the frequencies of 114 other common morphemes. Fourth, similar results are obtained for a list of 3693 relatively  uncommon morphemes. In addition to establishing a relative chronology in seven phases, this essay demonstrates the stylistic unity of many large passages. It also shows that the Qur ān has one author

    well I could excuse his publication as it is 8 year old.,  and he was following his 19ers org.. Rahd Khalifa .. that UCLA biochemist  guru..

    Any way we all change with time   and in fact  I Used to think like that .. The Meccan Verses and Madinan verses ... Kabba ..Zama..Zam.. Prophet of Islam Muhammad   .. etc..etc...but we move on with time as  more & more facts about early Islam  are explored .

    Anyways.. I wonder what he thinks about that his own work now and   and what is YOUR OPINION ON HIS WORK dear  Mahgraye

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5264 - February 11, 2019, 03:30 PM

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    ....and what is YOUR OPINION ON HIS WORK dear  Mahgraye?


    Yes, I wonder too.
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     Reply #5265 - February 12, 2019, 02:31 AM

    Logical reasoning as you call it here is influenced by people's opinion so it becomes an opinion.


    Open a topic to talk epistemology.

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    Your reading of Sebeos is naive.


    Because you do not get the methodology I use  for this specific topic of the origins of Islam. It means that I'd use another one for another topic.
    I look at factual historical  informations.  Are they validated and corroborated by other sources. Yes/no.  It is what one calls the critique of the sources regarding this specific aspect. Why he  really says this or that,  what is behind his discourse, to what ancient events he is  referring,  have no interest because of the specificity of the topic  (Islamic origins) which is (for me)  in a first time, the confrontation of the historical  informations of the sources. I do not need, for what I'm specifically looking for, of searching the political/religious motivations/references, etc


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    As I said previously, Sebeos is not describing indoctrination here  ; he is trying to make sense of what is going on and, as in the 614 capture of Jerusalem by the Persians, we see Jews marching with the Arab troops (in 614 it was with the PersIan ones).


     That the Jews were with the Persians in 614 so what? Did they try to rebuild the Temple when they were in charge of the city? No attestation. Did the Persians would have been agree? I'm not so sure of that, that is why (maybe) they did not do it. Moreover Persians give the city to the Christians 2/6years later.
     You say : 1/we see Jews marching with the Arab troops
    "We"? What "we"? Gallez and you, from Sebeos  ; other sources attest nothing like that.  Unless I missed something (which is of course perfectly possible...)
    One historical affirmation is not enough (for me).

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    It only means that ONLY SOME of the arabs sided with the Jews or more precisely allowed the Jews to join in, which is fine with my personal theory.  


    Siding with someone is not to be sided by someone.
    Who sides who? When I read Sebeos I see Jews sided by and then the contrary. Of course, he is obliged to say the reality, namely that the conquerors are Arabs, not Jews.
    When I read Sebeos,  I have at once a problem : he recounts the fable of the Jews  that teach the Arabs that they are the son of Ishmael in the 7th c. And he build his historical alliance theory on this fable (only on this... there's nothing else)  to explain what will happen later (according to him) that the Jews, allied with Arabs (rather the inverse) just being taught that  they are the son of Ishmael ,  conquest Jerusalem Jews rebuild the Temple and then were chased by the Arabs.  According to him because other sources (again) do not tell that the house of prayer on the Temple Mount was build by the Jews.
    The Sebeos staging of the Jews and Arabs collaborating,  and  the Jews to be the seminal  origin and  responsible of the Arab takeover to get rid of  the Romans in Jerusalem to (at last) rebuild the Temple holds only by  his affirmation of the Jews  that teach the Arabs that they are the son of Ishmael in the 7th c. If not, one does not understand how he introduces the Jews in the Arab take over. He need this story ; unfortunately it is inexact.
    Therefore, it means that  the Arabs do their stuff on their own, conquest Jerusalem and build their stuff. Now that the Jews in Jerusalem hoped that they could built their own stuff : of course. Nobody denies that.
    Apart Sebeos, who say that the Jews build something?
    The Jews. No one else. cf. Gallez (1st ed, vol 1, n. 798,  p.467-9).
    On the other hand, that for the Jews, Arabs were objective allies, like the Persians were in 614  for the Jews inside Jerusalem (and some sources say that Jews were also with the Persians), nobody denies that. Especially not me. Of course they rejoice of the taking over of the Orient. As  with the Persians in 614. Nobody denies that. That is why "Umar" is portrayed more or less as the Messiah.
    What is a Messiah for the Jews? Check the AT.

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    The writings of Sebeos were validated by cross checking with other sources and, when there were some potential misreading, it was possible to sort it out. This is what matters.

    The date writings of Sebeos are dubious that is why it is called in the field  Pseudo Sebeos. meaning that it is attributed to him because there is a doubt about the dating. He knows very much more things than his 7th. c contemporaries. And this is not possible because it is outside logical.
     I consider that Sebeos dates of the last quarter of 8th c. beginning 9th c.  Contemporary to the Chronicle of Zuq­nin/Chronicle of Pseudo-Dionysius for example where all is said with details about Muhammad like in Sebeos is said.
    Furthermore what affirms Sebeos about his Arab history is corroborated by anything.
    No Jews active aid.
    No Jews active build on the Temple Mount.
    I repeat :  of course that for the Jews, Arabs were objective allies. Like the Persians were in 614  for the Jews inside Jerusalem (and some sources say that Jews were also with the Persians outside). Nobody denies that.  Of course they rejoice of the taking over of the Orient. As  with the Persians in 614. Nobody denies that.
    Moreover I'm pretty sure that the Jews saw this as an divine intervention to free them from the Romans (in 614 and 637). Are the Jews responsible of the Persian attack of 602/3 against the Romans, since your consider that they are responsible of the Arab attack in the 630's? We could say the same about the Persians ; they free Israel from the Romans in 614.


     
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    but sources tell us that there were Jews in the Arab troops.


     As I'm not omniscient, it is possible that I've missed them. What are they?



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    They know they are the sons of Ishmael since ages, not that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount should be theirs.


    Why not?  As heirs of Abraham? It's seems to me possible.

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    So, while taking over Jerusalem comes from the fact there is no Roman troop to stop them, building a place of prayer there is perfectly explained by Sebeos.


    Except that they do not need the Jews to build a place of prayer, as they are already  sons of Ishmael since ages. So what? Sebeos want to put the Jews in accusation for all what has happened ; he need them to stage them as the teacher of the Arabs about their target : Jerusalem.  But that does not work, because it is not the Jews of Edessa in  the 7th c. who taught the Arabs, it is a non historical fact. The Jews as such have no responsibility in the conquest and the building in the Temple Mount. Sebeos is obliged to invent a fable (Edessa, sons of Ishmael) to justify his introduction of the Jews that he considers as responsible for the conquest.  But a conjunction of interests is  what happened . As I already said : of course that for the Jews, Arabs were objective allies. Like the Persians were in 614  inside Jerusalem (and some sources say that Jews were also with the Persians outside). Nobody denies that.  Of course they rejoice of the taking over of the Orient. As  with the Persians in 614. Nobody denies that.
    Moreover I'm pretty sure that the Jews saw this as an divine intervention to free them from the Romans (in 614 and 637). Are the Jews responsible of the Persian attack of 602/3 against the Romans, since your consider that they are responsible of the Arab attack in the 630's? We could say the same about the Persians ; they free Israel from the Romans in 614.[/b]
    Nope they are not responsible. As they are not responsible of the Arab-Persian war because there is an excellent reason to this war. Each time there is another sourced reason to explain the event described about the conquest where Sebeos involved the Jews.

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    By the way, Sebeos is the only one providing an explanation for this, the Quran doesn't because  the Quran never say that the Arabs should take over Jerusalem.


    There is no need to say that one should take over Jerusalem to build something on the Temple Mount. Especially when one reads :

     127. And when Abraham and Ishmael were raising the foundations of the House, ...

    to  understand that Ishmael (The Arabs ) is equally entitled to re build the "House" where it always was : the Temple Mount.
    Arabs build a house of prayer. No Jews were involved apart guiding them toward the Mount, some hoping without doubt that they will rebuild the Temple for them. The opportunity makes the thief as one knows that Jerusalem was not an objective for the Arabs. They arrived 7 years after 630.
    I think that being aware that they were the sons of Abraham via Ishmael is not enough for the leaders to build something there. Apart to be already conditioned to do it. Conditioning which does not comes from 7th c Jews as one have seen. Moreover it is not the Arabs who build according to the sources; it is commissioned people from Jerusalem by Arab orders. The orders are given by the leaders, it is not private Abdu, who commission anyone. Private Abdu, soldier of the Arabs since 10 years, whatever his beliefs, is commissioned to go praying there and conformism make the rest.
    As being outside the 9th Muslim narrative, it seems rather normal that they build something aiding by the passage of Q 2,127, sufficiently ambiguous to be understood as the possibility to be allowed to build a house of prayer as the descendants of Ishmael therefore Abraham.

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    They are jealous because they are the masters of Jerusalem and, as this land is theirs too as reminded by the Jews, why share it with the Jews ?


    As the Jews did not build anything, according to most of the sources, Arabs were not jealous. All the Sebeos account is targeted against the Jews from a historical information he gives that it is them who give a genealogy to Arabs few years before the events of the conquest. Unfortunately for Sebeos one knows today that it is not few years before the events of the conquest and their arrival in Jerusalem that Arabs knew that "they were"  the descendants of Ishmael therefore Abraham.  It is (at least) since the middle of the 5th c. even the beginning of the 5th.c  Then all the construction of Sebeos collapses as targeting the Jews as a deus ex machina of the lost of the Orient and especially Jerusalem.

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    Did Abraham and Ismael build this place in Jerusalem ?  


    Abraham therefore his descendants (including Ishmael) is said to have been asked by God to the Mōriyyā Mount to sacrifice Isaac traditionally located at the place known as the Mount of Temple. In a certain way it is then associated with the future(s)  Temple(s) which will be build there (and nowhere else) The Quranic account seems a variation about this association. To make believe to Arabs  that Abraham and his descendants (from the Ishmael side) therefore the Arabs  as sons of Abraham  via  Ishmael are part of the covenant between God and humanity, it make believe that Ishmael was (more) involved than the Arabs had heard from Jewish and Christian stories where Ishmael disapear in the desert.


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    The answer is no so it cannot explain the place of prayer on the Temple Mount. It would explain a place of prayer in the Sinai desert.


    Just responded.
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    Your assumption would be fine if you could prove that the use of this term in the Quran predates PERF 558. Unless I am wrong, this is not the case ; it cannot be proven.


    Considering the time-lapse of the C14 radiocarbon analysis of ancient manuscripts it is probably the case. It is not an obscure military leader who has written or dictate to his scribe in 643 in  Egypt "muhajirun" who have invented it and  then come back to Palestine or elsewhere to include this word to the Quranic text.Nobody cannot proves this. But the probability that this very specific Quranic word is not invented by a commander in Egypt  is much larger than he has invented it as you seem to state it because you have no other rationale explication of the presence of this word. The Quranic "basmala" is also used in the same papyri. This is exactly the same thing.


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    The Sunna was not written and those people were not muslim. Later muslim writers just wrote this stuff to hide the fact that there was no muslim as recounted by islamic tradition. So they blamed it on something else, like they blamed Yazid the 1st because he was a christian.


    You do not respond : who has built the mosques whereas people recite poems?
    The Jews?

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    As I already said, Anastasius the Sinaite is already mentionning synagogs of the Arabs before the islam conquest. We know from different reports that they worship different sacred places including one related to Abraham. Therefore, those places of prayers are nothing new nor explained by Quranic text.


     This has no values as you still not gives any  references.(bis)

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    The chiefs who don"t mention the Quran for 60 years or say to John the patriarch that they believe in the Torah ? You need to solve that contradiction for your theory to hold on. You haven't yet.

    M.P. PENN
    JOHN AND THE EMIR A NEW INTRODUCTION, EDITION AND TRANSLATION*
    Le Muséon 121 (1-2), 65-91. doi: 10.2143/MUS.121.1.2120502 - Tous droits réservés. © Le Muséon, 2008.

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    The Arab invaders had different faiths, which explain the conflicting reports about them following the Torah


    JOHN AND THE EMIR A NEW INTRODUCTION, EDITION AND TRANSLATION*
    Le Muséon 121 (1-2), 65-91. doi: 10.2143/MUS.121.1.2120502 - Tous droits réservés. © Le Muséon, 2008.

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    or them being pagan or them being christian.

     

    What means "pagans" in Christian writings at that time?




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     Reply #5266 - February 12, 2019, 07:56 AM

    Dye and Kropp on Jesus' name in the Quran:

    https://www.academia.edu/1395500/Guillaume_Dye_and_Manfred_Kropp_Le_nom_de_J%C3%A9sus_%C3%8Es%C3%A2_dans_le_Coran_et_quelques_autres_noms_bibliques_remarques_sur_lonomastique_coranique_dans_Guillaume_Dye_and_Fabien_Nobilio_%C3%A9ds_Figures_bibliques_en_islam_pp._171-198

    Their suggestion: Isa was used in Southern Palestine/Negev "pre-Islam". Isa is the writing down of the oral version of the Aramaic Jesus.

    I find that very interesting.
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     Reply #5267 - February 12, 2019, 02:28 PM

    Marijn van Putten is not convinced by Dye and Kropp's paper. He considers it to be one of the better proposals, but still not convinced.
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     Reply #5268 - February 12, 2019, 03:36 PM

    Van Putten: does he say that? About the oral transmission?
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     Reply #5269 - February 12, 2019, 03:37 PM

    About their overall proposal. It is on Twitter.
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     Reply #5270 - February 12, 2019, 04:40 PM

    Have you read the paper?
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5271 - February 12, 2019, 05:47 PM

    Harald Motzki passed away.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5272 - February 12, 2019, 06:28 PM

    Dye and Kropp on Isa:

    They refer to inscriptions Nevo found in the Negev. Does anyone have more info on these?
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5273 - February 12, 2019, 06:29 PM

    See Gallez's website. I think it is a finding by Nevo.
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5274 - February 12, 2019, 06:56 PM

    Dye and Kropp on Isa:

    Yes, Gallez seems to make same reasoning as them. Reference is made to Nevo and de Prémare,but again no drawings of the inscriptions.http://www.lemessieetsonprophete.com/annexes/Nom%20de%20Jesus%20%27Isa-Yasu%27.htm
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     Reply #5275 - February 12, 2019, 09:29 PM

    Harald Motzki passed away.

      Hello  Mahgraye ., Sorry to know that., I think he was one German  Institutional Islamic Scholar   who interacted closely  with Muslim Scholars of Islam from  East ...

    So did you read any of his books??



    And I wonder his recent position on  Muhammad "Prophet of Islam"..

    Hmm This guy is another Islamic scholar from west

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJQkFNIf_Tw


    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5276 - February 12, 2019, 09:32 PM

    He was the doyen of Hadith Studies in the West and a great historian of early Islam. Yes, I am familiar with his work and the book you posted was his latest publication. The clip is of Jonathan Brown, another expert in Hadith Studies.
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     Reply #5277 - February 12, 2019, 09:37 PM

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    He was the doyen of Hadith Studies in the West and a great historian of early Islam. Yes, I am familiar with his work and the book you posted was his latest publication. The clip is of Jonathan Brown, another expert in Hadith Studies.   ....... says  Mahgraye


    Hmm... Yes.. He was a great Islamic Scholar of hadith,.  But How about Quran?? and what was his opinion on Who Prophet of Islam was??

    well let me hear  more of that  Jonathan Brown..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcopxK-rzDo

    Do not let silence become your legacy  
    I renounced my faith to become a kafir, 
    the beloved betrayed me and turned in to  a Muslim
     
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5278 - February 12, 2019, 09:46 PM

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    Anyways... I wonder what he thinks about that his own work now and what is YOUR OPINION ON HIS WORK, dear Mahgraye?


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    Yes, I wonder too.


    It is a very technical paper that is simply beyond my grasp. I am simply not competent enough to criticize it. All I can say is that the criticism of it by the scholar I alluded to is very interesting and convincing. If anything, it shows that the paper is not as watertight as many assume. Another thing I can say is that I find the methodology to be too technocratic and thus misses the nuances of proper historical methods. For instance, Walter's paper also uses a scientific method from mathematics to reach the opposite of Sadeghi's conclusion.  
  • Qur'anic studies today
     Reply #5279 - February 12, 2019, 09:59 PM

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    Hmm... Yes.. He was a great Islamic Scholar of hadith,.  But How about Quran?? and what was his opinion on Who Prophet of Islam was??


    He wrote some articles on the Quran and one specifically refuting certain revisionist claims pertaining to specific hadiths on the compilation of the Quran. Not sure about specific opinions.
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