Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Sana'a Manuscripts and the Syriac Connection to the Qur'an

If you haven't heard about the Sana'a Manuscripts, there's probably a reason - because their revelation is so potentially shocking to the foundations of Islamic theology that it's in the best interests of the scholars involved to keep it hushed.  The following video talks a bit about them, as well as a publication about the connection between ancient Syriac and some of the very hapaxic passages in the Qur'an.  I don't know how helpful this video is to use with Muslim friends, since their first response is usually anger and outright disbelief.  But the fact remains that this video brings up facts that modern Muslims need to face.

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