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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Apologetics: Tahriif

Abu Daoud writes about the Islamic teaching about the tahriif of the Bible, the Arabic word means "corruption" and the teaching is that Jesus and the Old Testament prophets received an exact word-for-word revelation just like Mohammad, but Christians and Jews later corrupsted the writings of these prophets. This is used to explain any contradictions (of which there are of course many) between the Koran and the Bible, which according the Koran is indeed the word of God.

Abu Daoud produces three arguments against the tahriif; the first two will sound familiar from other Christian apologetics, but the third seems to spring from a bit more of a Middle Eastern mindset, and thus is interesting, but a little alien.

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