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Understanding of the Ancients Then Reveals Misunderstanding of Ancients Now

Reader comment on item: "Godless Saracens Threatening Destruction":
in response to reader comment: Tovey, The Copts and the translations of the OT and NT

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jan 4, 2021 at 17:44

Thank you for your elucidation on the texts of the ancients. Since our earlier exchanges in which your insight allowed for a better understanding of apostate religious observances in which history in the Middle East had not made sense since the wrong narratives were given more credence by those who had more to gain in mortal terms than in eternal terms.
Is the issue of the distinctives of pre-Islamic versus post-Islamic Arabic and the related Aramaic versions like in the prophet Daniel are to be reviewed to understand why non-Arabic Chaldee needed to be compared with Arabic translation by non-Arabic speakers(?); just in the same way as trace translations in Copt need to be compared with the original Greek in the Hellenist Septuagint?
Thanks again.


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