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Oh, the word Asfara!

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Submitted by Amin Riaz (United Kingdom), Mar 24, 2012 at 03:39

"The example of those who were entrusted with the Torah and then did not take it on is like that of a donkey who carries volumes [of books]. Wretched is the example of the people who deny the signs of Allah. And Allah does not guide the wrongdoing people." Quran 62:5

The word اسفارا occurs just once and then when talking about Torah. That is consistant in use with how the word is used in Syriac too.

Again the word for writing/book is about the same across Arabic Hebrew Syriac and Aramaic.

K T B or V.

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The word Asfara - is a rare word in Aramaic, Syriac, Arabic and Hebrew.

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Puts these little fabrications straight to bed. Quran is in Arabic - Just because it has similar vocab as other Semitic languages... is hardly a surprise.

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