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Tovey: Arabic and Syriac Primer

Reader comment on item: How Fares Western Civ?
in response to reader comment: Western Culture as a Mimic of Ancient Cultures

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 27, 2020 at 07:44

Semitic grammar can be confusing, at times, without context.

>فقالا آمن بالرب يسوع المسيح فتخلص انت واهل بيتك.

I suspect that فقالا (dual verb past tense masculine) is فقال (singular verb past tense masculine). No?

Well, I have a wonderful one for you

ܬܫܒܘܚܬܐ ܠܐܠܗܐ ܒܡܪܘܡܐ ܘܥܠ ܐܪܥܐ ܫܠܡܐ ܘܣܒܪܐ ܛܒܐ ܠܒܢܢ ܐܢܫܐ

This is from the Peshitta (Aramaic NT) oh it is Luke 2:14

This is preserved in the Qur'an! Surat al-Qadr 97:4-5

The verses can be rendered as: The angels and the spirit descend in it (the night) with the permission of their Lord with every order. It is (the aforementioned night) PEACE until the start of Dawn.

Laylat al-Qadr of the Qur'an must be Christmas Eve. And remember that the God of the Qur'an assumed that the reader of the Qur'an must be familiar with the narratives of the OT and NT

And the Muslim Mufasereen had no clue


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