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Motke: Here is another example where names of Hebrew prophets have no meaning in Arabic!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Nov 11, 2018 at 12:34

Hi Motke,

I watched a debate between a poorly educated Egyptian Muslim who lives in England (his name is Muhammad Hegab) and a Christian apologist.

The real disaster is that Muslims do not realize that there is a long history before Islam. And most of what got in the Qur'an from both the OT and NT is from the Syriac (Aramaic) Peshitta (the Syriac Bible)! And at times even the grammar in the Qur'an, in some sentences, is clearly Syriac grammar, and not Arabic grammar, as in the case of Q112:1 The real tragedy of Islam is the total disconnect between Islam, Muslims and the past

So, in this case Mr Hegab pontificates about Hebrew names and it is about Elijah (Eliyahu in Hebrew).

Notice that the Prophet of Islam would have heard the name of Elijah in its Syro-Aramaic from or: ܐܠܝܐ or Eliya or its Christian Arabic form (which is derived from Syriac): ايليا or Elyia

However, the Qur'an tells us about a prophet by the name of الياس or Elias which is clearly from the Greek form of the name Ελίας and we are told that this is really Elijah. It is very close to the Syriac form of the word but al-mufasereen have no idea how to explain the last letter س or seen without realizing that this is from the Greek form of the name. Why did Muhammad select the Greek form of the name? We will never know

Well, the name of Elijah has a meaning in both Hebrew and Syriac (My God is YHWH) and as would be expected it has no meaning in Arabic!

Now enter the ignorant Mr Hegab who tells us that Elijah really means: We are with God! No I'm not kidding!

I really do not blame him because Muslims truly believe that Islam is disconnected from the past and the end result they make fools of themselves!

Oh, BTW ignorant Mr Hegab disagrees with his Allah as you shall see. He said not a single Jew for the past 4000 years has prayed to any other God except to YHWH!

Here is the disaster: The Qur'an says in Q9:30 and 9:31 that the Jews regard a character by the name of 'Uzair (diminutive name of 'Ezra) as the son of Allah (No I'm not kidding)! and in Q9:31 Allah accuses the Jews of regarding their Rabbis as Lords/Gods which means that the Jews are polytheists! So it is either Mr Hegab is a liar or he is ignorant and in the process he claimed that his Allah was making things up!

Absolute insanity

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