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OK, but then the Christian concept of God is not the same as that of the Torah

Reader comment on item: Is Allah God? - Continued
in response to reader comment: "Gods" are revealed through scripture. Period.

Submitted by zzazzeefrazzee (United States), Mar 10, 2008 at 19:03

Jennifer,

That's nice, but you do realize that if you subscribe to the concept of Trinity, then there are a host of Jews who will reject your concept of God as being rooted in the Torah. If anything, it's the rejection of Trinity that brings Islam closer to the view of the nature of God as expressed in the Torah.

Nevertheless, Oliver's original position; that "Allah" is a different non-Christian God, is not supported by the evidence that I outlined above, principally the Zabad inscription. There is evidence to show that the word "Allah" in Arabic was used in pre-Islamic times, as it is still, by Arabic speaking Christians. The same Same word, meaning "God", but different theological concepts regarding the nature of said God.

Also, your characterization of "very different" is open to deliberation. I still maintain (as it appears, so does Daniel Pipes) that there are different views of the Divine nature, not different gods.

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