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I want your opinion of the Sh'ma

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in response to reader comment: Michael: Nothing is ever simple and the Syriac word ܨܶܡܕܳܐ

Submitted by Michael S (United States), Oct 5, 2018 at 01:41

HI, DNM

I can see how, if these things were in a Syro-Arabic lectionary, they would have been taken unchanged into Muhammed's oral monologue.

One thing I would like to know, from this word study, is, since "echad" did not exclusively mean "bundle" or "uniting", is it reasonable for God to expect Jews to NOT reject any sort of "trinity"? Personally, I believe God did not expect this of them at all; and the Sh'ma is properly understood to mean that God is simply "one" -- not "three-in-one" nor anything of the sort.

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