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Recite as OIpposed to Write the Quron.+

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Jul 8, 2021 at 21:33

If you ever watched the Mel Brooks movie where he played Moses, he initially had 3 Tablets, but dropped one. Not only that, but Moses allegedly smashed the First edition, and had to go back to Mount Sinai to have it written down again (I imagine that this time he was made to write it (in Stone) himself.

In the case of Christianity we have the Four Gospel's whose respective authors names we know.

When we get to the Koran, tradition tells us that Muhammad heard a voice in a Cave which commanded him to Recite. And thereafter Arabs and other Muslims have a tradition of Memorizing the whole Koran - and being able to Recite it. Accordingly, Muslims do not need to Read if they can recite the whole Koran from Memory.

Back to the Jews who first recorded these Prophets. Once their Torah was codified in their Written Scrolls which they copied from one another and installed in their respective Synagogues throughout the World (where they were Exiled or Forcibly Dispersed, their Rabbis started collecting their Commentaries into two surviving editions of the Talmud: The Babylonian Talmud and the Jerusalem Talmud. What this (about) 15 Volume Imprint is (in each set), is another story to be told another time and maybe by someone else. What I find amazing here is that Contradictory positions are recorded as well. And what Maimonides does with these is still another story to be told.


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