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Submitted by Keith Williams (United States), Oct 25, 2008 at 11:09

Hi btilly,

Sorry btilly. Your statements are not correct. All these people were the same people. All came from Adam. All were given these commands. Islam was here all the time. Ever since Adam (PBUH). God's commands are for all men thru Adam to us. Moses (PBUH) was one of the great prophets of Islam. All the prophets were Muslims because all the prophets were submitters to God's will. Muhammad is the seal of the prophets and is the last one. God's commands keep getting lost so he has to keep giving it to us again and again through the prophets. God's commands are for all because we all are descendants of Adam (PBUH).

One example is the code of hummarabi which is very similar to the law of moses. The code of hummurabi dates back to the time of Abraham.

EXODUS

HAMMURABI

xxi.16.

He that stealeth a man ... shall surely be put to death.

14.

If a man has stolen a man's son under age, he shall be slain.

xxi.28.

If an ox gore a man or a woman that they die, the ox shall be surely stoned ... but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

250.

If a mad bull has rushed upon a man and gored him, and killed him: that case has no remedy.

xxi.29.

But if the ox were wont to gore in time past, and it hath been testi?fied to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

251.

If a man's ox is known to be addicted to goring, and he hath not blunted his horns, nor fastened up his ox: then, if his ox hath gored a freeman and killed him, he shall pay half a mina of silver.

x.2.

If the thief he found break?ing in, and be smitten that he die, there shall he no blood guiltiness for him. (But the Hebrew adds that this only applies to burglary by night.)

21.

If a man hath broken into a house, before the breach shall he be slain and there buried.

x.10.

If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass or an ox ... to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it: the oath of the lord shall be between them both, whether he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner thereof shall accept it.

266.

If a stroke of God hath occurred in a fold, or a lion hath slain, then the herdsman shall clear himself before God, and the owner of the fold shall meet the disaster to the fold.

x.12.

But if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.

267.

But if the herdsman is in fault: then he shall restore the cattle which he hath caused to be lost.

263.

If he hath lost an ox or sheep that hath been entrusted to him, he shall replace ox by ox to the owner.

x.13.

If it be torn in pieces, let him bring it for witness; he shall not make good that which was torn.

244.

If a man hath hired an ox or an ass, and a lion hath killed it in the open country, that is to the owner.

xxi.23.

The principle of the Lex Talionis, or exact retaliation, e.g. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.

196.

If a man hath destroyed the eye of a freeman, his own eye shall be destroyed.

200.

If a man hath knocked out the teeth of a man of the same rank, his own teeth shall be knocked out.

That the principles of the Code were known and practised amongst the earliest Hebrews seems clear.

Explain how Moses would have known about the code of hummurabi? Because God gave his commands to all men thru the ages and all receive these commands thru the prophets. It is the same message to all prophets.

Now, let me bring you to the Egyptians. The Hebrews lived with them for a long time and were very influenced by Egyptian culture. Also, don't forget the story of Moses himself who was raised as an Egyptian. There is great influence there and much research as been done in that area. The musical instruments, art work for the ark of the covenant and tabernacle, and priesthood caste.

Finally, the Arabs are the brothers of the Hebrews. Abraham was the father of Ishmael. Esau was the brother of Israel, etc...

Submitting....

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