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The Qur'an is an edited book and here is the evidence and revisiting Wansbrough

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 24, 2015 at 06:41

Dr. Pipes

I urge the readers to compare copies of the recently discovered fragments of the Qur'an and it is supposed to be Surat Taha (Q20) here check this


Now compare it with Surat Taha as we have it today in the 1923 Cairo Qur'an


Even for readers that cannot read Arabic it becomes very clear that the Qur'an has been edited

Now can we date the editing of the Qur'an? Yes it can be dated and it is the late second and early 3rd century and the defective script became the Quranic Arabic we have today

It was al-Tabari and his great commentary about the Qur'an with its masoritic exegesis that is the real foundation of the editing of the Qur'an

Here is what Wansbrough is sayiing: Holy books cannot be canonized until the religious community agree about what this holy book is really saying and this is achieved through the masoritic exegesis of the text and in the case of the Qur'an this can be dated to the late second and early 3rd century of Islam and this is indeed the fact that traditionalists cannot refute

Wansbrough never denied the the existence of logias and pericopes prior to the masoritic exegesis and these Quranic fragments are the evidence


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