I causally scanned through it I down loaded it and i will be carefully reading through it
dear Marc S...
Yes I did.
History is never objective. Despite the controversy around his author real name, this text is used by scholars.
well if the historians WHO WROTE HISTORY are biased and not objective .. then it is for you and so-called scholars to carefully scrutinize it ., use the brain and correct that corrupted/biased history dear Marc S., Some times it may not be possible because evidence is eroded by some say floods or earth quakes.. other wise it is possible..
There is no miracle stories in Sebeos history unlike Harry Potter
that tells me either you have not read it carefully
or may be I have not read it as I read it casually.. or I am confused as I read tons of other stuff....Should I give you page number and harry potter type content from it??
and the author, being an Armenian, did focus a lot on Armenia ; therefore, it is of no surprise that early islam mentions are often confused or not much detailed. Another issue is that sometimes the same persons are called under different names so it doesn't help.
Oh I agree with that and that is the reason to all who comes up with Sebos writing as early history of Islam ., I say to them .TAKE A HIKE ON TO A MOUNTAIN OR RIDE A CANADIAN FLYING DUCK
......instead of inquiring in to history of early faiths... .. that is a better thing to do with their time..
Sebeos underline the role of Jews in the emergence of the arabs kingdom so one should ask himself the following questions :
yes I agree with that .. Asking questions is concerned., that goes to Sebeos and TO ALL OTHER HISTORIANS who penned /fooled by so-called early Islamic history stories
- is there a kernel of truth here ? I think yes because Jews were involved in the Arab conquests
unless you give me the year of that conquest .. I would question such assumptions without proper dates.. was it during Muhammad Alleged Prophet of Islam time?? during his life time??
OTHERWISE I SAY NOooooo JEWISH FOLKS WERE NOT INVOLVED....
- does the author exagerate Jews involvment ?
I think yes ; we know from other sources that the Arab conquests were driven by other motives so, if Jews really incited Arabs to revolt, this was something quite marginal,
AGain dates are necessary otherwise it is a hand waving statement...You say you think "yes".. I say I think "NO..."
- does the author portray some anti-Jewish feelings ? Yes and no
Oh THAT IS IN-BUILT(the anti Jewish feelings) IN TO ALL THE EARLY CHRISTIAN HISTORIANS as well as to writers from some sects of Christian and Jewish who converted to Islam
Something that also looks weird, from my point of view, is that sometimes it looks like there was some interpolations in the text ; is this due to my paranoia, to the fact the author corrected/inserted other piece of information that he received later of if other people added information after the original text was written, this is hard to say.
when you look at it carefully lot more will look weird dear Marc ..S..