Marijn van Putten is definitely no fan of Jay Smith, "Christian apologist".
"That's a totally absurd claim that is peddled by Christian apologists.
The quranic consonantal text reached full closure around 650. The "30 versions" are the traditional reading traditions, the first 7 of get described around the year 1000 and 3 more some centuries later"
"I'm not attacking them. I'm literally stating the facts here. 1. It's a claim made by christian apologists 2. It is absurd.
The evidence: we have Quran manuscripts from the 7th century that are word-for-word identical to the text we have today."
As for the reading transitions: they were canonized by Ibn Mujāhid and Ibn al-Jazarī. But we find traces of these readings before both of their lifetimes already in manuscripts. The "30 versions" of print Qurans are just different readings brought in print."
Do you agree with MVP here? Should we just forget about the "30 Qurans"? Did the consonantal skeleton reach full closure around 650?https://twitter.com/PhDniX/status/1139418703194255360