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Abrahamic People - From a Secular Point of View

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Apr 18, 2016 at 10:17

Dear Daniel Pipes,

You have "69 million pages views,"
whatever that means (it's not explicitly explained in an obvious page),
but I hope it justifies the fact that this one posting I haven't yet gotten to read beyond the Title.

But the title is catchy and appropriate to the distinction I wish to make
regarding at least the "Three Peoples of the Book(s)" [a Muslim distinction)
which is the apparent subject of this article.

The Bible is the term used loosely both by Jews and Christians
as a name for their respective Sacred Scriptures,
even though way before the Printing Press with Movable Type
it consisted of a collection of several books written by scribes on scrolls.
The Holy Book of the Muslims is the Koran, or Quran.

Now, in the USA, the Chicago Manual of Style
is the Bible of all profession editors there
an in accordance with its principle

The Protestant Christian Bible is an Expanded Edition
which incorporates the Four Gospels (Life of Jesus)
of the Jewish Bible known technically as the Tanakh;
the Roman Catholic Bible includes a very few other "books"
which neither the Jews nor the Protestants
recognize as Canonical.

On the other hand
the Koran, or Quran,
is best viewed as a Completely Revised, Edited, and Expanded Edition
(with the Life of Muhammad included).

Hope this helps our understanding
and that I'm not being redundant
(not having yet read your learned article).

.

Submitting....

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