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Where to find Gerd Puin on Surah 50?

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Submitted by Amir al Kuffar (United States), Sep 30, 2014 at 13:51

Dhimmi, I greatly enjoy your commentary. Can you please cite me to where Gerd Puin analyzes Surah no. 50, al-Ahqaf etc, as cited in your comment, as I'm not aware of that particular article? I'm able to read German, so it's not a problem if it's untranslated.

Incidentally, I do not think the strict Garshuni hypothesis is likely; much more likely to my mind is that these incidents of 'Garshuni-isms' in the Qur'anic text reflect scribes who were literate in both Syriac and Arabic scripts (i.e. bilingual) and occasionally made cross-over errors in the Qur'anic manuscripts, as opposed to working from a fully Syriac-script Arabic-language (i.e. Garshuni) original text. That's my feeling, at any rate.

Regards!

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