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Thanks again - do you teach Arabic?

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Submitted by jennifer solis (United States), Apr 14, 2008 at 02:07

Thanks for all this interesting information - you make it easy to understand. You obviously show your "love of languages". Do you teach Arabic professionally? How many years have you studied Arabic?

I find Mansoor a sad case - after learning some of the history of the origin of the Qur'an, when I reflect on his comments criticizing the Bible and it's origins, I realize he is accusing the Bible of the very instabilities and inconsistencies that are absolutely attributable to the Qur'an itself, and not the Bible!

It makes my appreciation of the Greek and Hebrew (and Aramaic) of the Bible all that much greater.

Regarding the Oxyrynchus Papyri discovered in Egypt - no, I had not heard of that particular set. I read that it was discovered in 1898 - it consists of 35 manuscript fragments of the New Testament. Interesting.

Multiple manuscript Papyri of the New Testament exist dating from 125 A.D. to 200 A.D. These include portions of John, Romans, Hebrews, Corinthians, Ephesians, Galatians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, Mathew. There are thousands more New Testament Greek manuscripts than any other ancient writting.

An interesting article that gives their locations (125-200 A.D. New Testament papyri) and provides a great argument for the accuracy and consistency of the New Testament -

http://www.carm.org/evidence/textualevidence.htm

Again, I am "floored" that Muslims, for centuries, have put such overwhelming faith in Islam, when it's teachings come from a body of work such as the Qur'an, which is so confusing, absolutely prone to multiple interpretation - this, even, and especially when adhearing to the "original language" of the Qur'an.

How many years have you spoken/written/read Arabic?

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