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THE LANGUAGES OF THE BIBLE AND THE QURAN

 

From Homo sapiens to the Greek alphabet
By illustrating his remarks with documents, Pierre Frath presented a very interesting analysis of the communication tools in use among Homo sapiens up to the Greek alphabet in which the new testament of the Bible was written.

From the recent prehistoric (Paleolithic) where we find the trace of many languages, to the birth of the first
signs of cuneiform writing, pictograms, logograms and phonograms then constituted
the first means of written communication which evolved into the hieroglyphs of the Egyptians deciphered by
Champillon.

From the Hebrews and the Tanakh we learn the history of all these peoples like the Babylonians, Assyrians and the Jewish Diaspora described in the Torah.

The Septuagint Bible - a translation of the Tanakh at the request of the Jewish Diaspora - thus became the Old Testament.


The Greek culture enjoying great prestige, it is in this language that the New Testament was written, including the well-known epistles of the Apostle Paul.


At the end of his presentation, he gave a detailed description of Arabic, the language of the Quran, explaining the birth of Muslim culture in Arabia as well as the history of the Prophet Muhammad and the role of Mecca.


In his conclusion, he remarks to the audience that "The three religions of the Book are strongly anchored in the
culture of the time through history, writing and the notion of monotheism. Due to their appearance and
their remarkable maintenance through the centuries, it would be appropriate to make a contextualized reading adapted to the
modern world. »


A discussion debate and interesting exchanges on current events, their origins closed the conference.
DNA extract of September 8, 2016

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