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The new fragments of the Qur'an and it raises more questions and provides very few answers

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 22, 2015 at 19:54

Dr. Pipes

I'm sure that most readers must be aware of the recent discovery of the Quranic fragments and the carbon dating of the fragments

For now I want to bring to your attention that underneath the text there is another text that was erased and it is older than the text we have now and here check this

https://twitter.com/alimhaider/status/623710904232718337

But here is the most interesting finding check the following

https://twitter.com/alimhaider/status/623704107954540544

Now check the third word from right in the fourth line and it is

ܦܠܘ

(for readers interested in viewing the word in Syriac you must download the Syriac script)

This is Syriac alphabet or P followed by L followed by W and in the 1923-1924 Qur'an it would be

فلو

This is very interesting and it clear Syriac alphabet in the text and a 7th century bilingual (Syriac Arabic ) Arab would have read it as Syriac PLW and Arabic FLW but by the time al-Tabari was writing his exegesis of the Qur'an he would have been reading this word as the Arabic FLW

I suspect that this little nugget of Syriac will not be missed by Luxemburg

Stay tuned for more reading of these fragments

PS: These fragments are from Surat Taha or Q20

Submitting....

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