[LMB] Religion question

tidsel egern at protonmail.com
Sat Jul 24 11:22:45 BST 2021



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On Saturday, July 24th, 2021 at 1:28 AM, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The many books of the Old Testament can be historically dated back to
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> ancient Canaanite polytheism and Babylonian religion. As well as being
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> heavily influenced by ancient Egypt. Tho oldest known copy of the Koran
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> Tanakh scrolls dates back to 650-587 BCE. Written in a paleo-Hebrew script.
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> Some fragments have been dated to as early as 900BCE.
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> The earliest copies of the new testament dates back to 125 CE. And has been
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> written in Syriac, Aramaic, Greek, Coptic and of course Latin. Of course
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> translators had to guess the meaning of several words from both the Old
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> Testament and the New Testament.
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 Yes, but there is also the trouble of trying to imagine how people were thinking - and how the people who
translated others were thinking.
Tidsel



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