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Addendum: Q7:161 and City v Village and more Syriac in the Qur'an

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in response to reader comment: Q7:161 Bani Israeel and is it Beit al-Maqdas or is it Ariha? And more evidence that Allah is a Zionist!

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Dec 21, 2017 at 10:16

I wrote about Q7:161

"2. The verse talks about a قرية or Allah is telling Bani Israeel to inhabit this قرية or Qarya but the word قرية in Arabic means village and not city and as usual al-Mufasereen come to the rescue and Ibn Kathir tells us it is البلدة or the city 3. Then Ibn Kathir tells us that this البلدة is either Beit al-Maqdas (Jerusalem) but he does not call it Aurshaleem (Arabic word for Jerusalem) OR أريحا or Ariha or Jericho This really means he does not know as usual"

It seems that the author of the Qur'an is describing a city with walls not a village and this fits well with Jerusalem Here is the word for walled city in Syriac ܩܪܺܝܬ݂ܳܐ or Qaritha which is Arabized as Qarya and it fits very well with Ibn Kathir's tafsir that the author of the Qur'an is talking about a city or Balda and not about a village or Qarya

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